October 23, 2014

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PHOTOS: Parade marks beginning of Wadsworth’s Blue Tip festival

The 42nd annual Blue Tip Festival Parade on Tuesday kicked off a five-day downtown festival, which takes its name from the iconic strike-anywhere Blue Tip matches once manufactured in Wadsworth and features amusement rides, festival foods, midway games, contests and other entertainment.

The Wadsworth High School Color Guard leads the school band down College Street in Tuesday’s 42nd annual Blue Tip Festival Parade. The five-day downtown festival, which takes its name from the iconic strike-anywhere Blue Tip matches once manufactured in Wadsworth, features amusement rides, festival foods, midway games, contests and other entertainment.

The Wadsworth High School Color Guard leads the school band down College Street in Tuesday’s 42nd annual Blue Tip Festival Parade. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The setting sun is reflected in the tubas of the Wadsworth High Band on Tuesday evening during the 42nd annual Blue Tip Festival Parade.

The setting sun is reflected in the tubas of the Wadsworth High Band on Tuesday evening during the 42nd annual Blue Tip Festival Parade. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Wadsworth Mayor Robin Laubaugh dons a period costume for her ride in a 1904 Oldsmobile. The classic car is owned by Bob and Judy Clark.

Wadsworth Mayor Robin Laubaugh dons a period costume for her ride in a 1904 Oldsmobile. The classic car is owned by Bob and Judy Clark. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

Youngsters dress in pioneer garb in honor of Wadsworth’s bicentennial during the parade.

Youngsters dress in pioneer garb in honor of Wadsworth’s bicentennial during the parade. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)