From firefighters, police officers and veterans to caped characters of all ages, Brown County celebrated superheroes during the Spring Blossom Festival in downtown Nashville on Saturday.
The grand marshal of the Brown County Lions Club’s Spring Blossom Parade was World War II veteran Bob Gipson, the oldest living prisoner of war from Brown County.
The Spring Blossom Festival, sponsored by the Brown County Democrat, carried a “Batman” theme to mark the 50th anniversary of the original movie starring Adam West.
A 1966 Batmobile appeared in the parade — featuring the caped crusader himself — and inspired many other costumed characters in the lineup and lining the streets.
Parade winners, as judged by Brown County Lions, were:
Special Merit: Frank Hobbs
First: American Heroes
Second: Shepherd of the Hills Church
Third: Rising Hope Baptist Church
Honorable Mention: Friends of Brown County State Park
Special Merit: Brown County Humane Society
First: Horse Camp Christian Outreach
Second: The Riderless Horse
Third: Scarlet Mask Vigilance Society
Honorable Mention: 4-H Muddy Paws
First: Brown County Boy Scouts Pack 190
Second: Brown County Boy Scouts Pack 193
Third: Brown County Girl Scouts
First: Beta Diamonds
First: Brown County High School Marching Band
Second: The Pentecostals of Nashville
First: Ice House Gang, Dave
First: Murat Corvette Club
Second: Jerry and Mary Sue Wilkinson
Third: Four Wheels to Freedom Club