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Photos and video: Costumes and candy at the Kiddie Parade in Lakeside-Lester Park

Over 100 kids and parents participated in the free family event.

Child swings from the arms of her parents
Miriam Hill, 3, smiles while wearing a costume and swinging from the hands of Craig Hill, left, and Sarah Hill, while Sarah holds Eloise Hill, 1, while they marched around the bases at the Portman Community Center baseball field in Duluth Wednesday during the annual Lakeside-Lester Park Kiddie Parade. The Hills are from Duluth.
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Kids wore costumes, marched around the bases and received candy and prizes courtesy of Marshall Hardware at the event held at the Portman Community Center baseball field Wednesday in Duluth's Lakeside-Lester Park neighborhood. The annual Kiddie Parade has gone on for over 60 years and is in memory of Myrtle Marshall, who along with Lyman Marshall Sr., started Marshall Hardware in 1939.

Kids marching in a parade on a baseball diamond
Children dressed in costumes march around the bases at the Portman Community Center baseball field in Duluth on Wednesday during the annual Kiddie Parade.
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Girl holds prizes while wearing a costume and standing in line
Alexia LaPlante, 7, of Duluth, holds some of the prizes she received while waiting in line after the annual Kiddie Parade at the Portman Community Center baseball field.
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Kids lined up to receive prizes
Children line up to receive candy and prizes provided by Marshall Hardware.
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Man holds grandson
Steve Marshall, owner of Marshall Hardware, smiles while holding his grandson Parker, 1, after the annual Kiddie Parade. Marshall Hardware sponsors the parade and provides candy and prizes to the participants. Parker wore a Buzz Lightyear costume. It's Parker's second Kiddie Parade as he experienced his first one in 2021 when he was 3 months old.
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Kid wearing a Flash costume being held by his father
Daniel Fanning, of Duluth, holds his son Weston, 5, dressed as the Flash, while talking to his daughter Payton, 16, at the annual Kiddie Parade.
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Girl smiling while wearing a costume and holding prizes
Alexia LaPlante, 7, of Duluth, smiles whiling holding the prizes she received after participating in the annual Kiddie Parade at the Portman Community Center baseball field in Duluth on Wednesday.
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Two girls dressed as princesses
Beatrice Helland, 6, left, and her sister Sailor Helland, 6, both of Duluth, smile while wearing princess costumes and holding the prizes they received.
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Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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