Special Projects Editor
The annual North Iowa Band Festival parade is steeped in tradition.
Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand looks at and later signs a copy of the book "Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to V…
The Mason City High School dance team, called the Mohawk Danzers, huddle up for a final pep talk before the parade begins.
The women's group from First Christian Church sell food and drinks to parade-goers each year as one of their two main fundraisers.
Tim Dettmer has had many friends over to his house each parade day for the past 14 years. The party has grown to close to 150 people.
Devin Lawson has one job on parade day. The Mason City parade monitor keeps things "condensed" and moving.
George Riesen has been hosting a potluck for friends at her house along the parade route on State Street since 2002.