Yorktown Western Days Grand Parade lived up to its reputation as being “one of the area’s finest” this past Saturday, October 22, with a seemingly endless array of beautiful floats, antique cars and tractors and, of course, trailriders. Beautiful “Chamber of Commerce” weather prevailed for the parade, which is considered as the kick-off for Saturday’s portion of the three-day weekend festival. This year’s Western Days drew thousands of attendees. Following the singing of the National Anthem by soloist Quinton Harrison and the presentation of colors by the Yorktown American Legion Post #272, Yorktown VFW Post #8136, and the Vietnam Veterans Association, emcees Manroy Wolpman and Pastor Mark Collins provided delightful descriptions of the parade entries as they passed downtown. Weesatche native and recording artist Vickie Cross provided musical entertainment prior to the parade as well as emceeing at the Citizens Bank parking lot.