New entry in the parade from Patient First raised the bar on floats. Photo by Mike Diegel.

On a chilly Saturday, 145 units entertained thousands of attendees as they walked, marched, strutted, danced, drove and rode through downtown Silver Spring for the 20th Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade.

The parade was broadcast live on NewsChannel 8 and will be shown multiple times on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are some photos from the parade (all by Mike Diegel).

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Thanksgiving Parade entertains thousands