Thousands bundle up for Edison grand parade Saturday night
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DOWNTOWN FT. MYERS, Fla. - Thousands of parade attendees donned their cold weather gear for the Edison grand parade Saturday night in the River District.
Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan talked to people trying to stay warm.
"It's a little bit cold," Diana Crofton-Smith, 12, of Port Charlotte said.
The fifth-grader from Port Charlotte sat along the parade-route with her family Saturday night, waiting for the festivities to begin.
"I'm wearing a very fluffy jacket and a scarf and long sleeves," she laughed.
Everyone coming downtown for the parade were grateful the rain held off. But the wind didn't let up all night long.
"It's the wind that's makin' it cold," Ft. Myers resident Terry Inscoe said.
She and her family bundled up before leaving home for the parade.
"I got the scarf, the sweater,the tank top the leather jacket," she said.
"I'm wearing my heaviest jacket, and I'm wearing jeans and boots and my grandmother's sweatshirt and gloves," Inscoe's granddaughter Gabrielle Derryberry said.
Of course, the grand parade was worth all the cold weather gear.
Several local law enforcement agencies marched as well as veterans groups, bagpipers, even the world famous Budweiser Clydesdale's made an appearance.
Colleen Hogan, reporter