Sights and sounds of Maple Leaf Parade

Preparing for Oktoberfest weekend is a year-round task and the Maple Leaf parade is no exception because roughly 140 floats and an estimated 100,000 people line the streets of the two mile parade route.

There were about 10 local high school marching bands competing against one another during the parade. Here are the results:

Division 1
1. Holmen
2. West Salem
3. Onalaska

Division 2
1. Westby
2. Aquinas
3. Melrose-Mindoro