At least 50 entries marched in the parade, including schools, community clubs and teams, local organizations, local businesses, and both town and state officials.
The theme of the 2013 parade was "Sea Swept."
A slight drizzle made a few appearances throughout the morning, but parade-goers came prepared with umbrellas, and no one seemed to bat an eyelash at the weather as they cheered for the bands, floats and marchers.
Town Councilmembers Melissa Jonas, Sheila Olem, Connie Hutchinson and Dave Kirby, along with Chief of Police Maggie DeBoard, judged the parade entrants and handed out trophies in a number of categories at the end of the parade.
Here are the winners from this year's parade:
2nd Place: Herndon Optimist's Youth Sports
1st Place: Cub Scouts Pack 913
2nd Place: Herndon Middle School Marching Band
1st Place: Herndon High School Step Team
1st Place: Herndon High School Theatre Dept.
2nd Place: Dranesville Elementary School
2nd Place: Historic Firetrucks
1st Place: Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith)
2nd Place: Herndon High's Class of 2015
1st Place: Herndon High's Class of 2014
SPECIAL - RICHARD F. DOWNER THEME AWARD:
Girl Scouts of Our Nation's Capital, Service Units 51-9 and 51-11
SPECIAL - MAJOR ROBERT E. CHURCH 'BEST IN PARADE':
Herndon High School's Pride of Herndon Marching Band
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