Miss Ohio and teenage contestants smiled and waved to the crowd on Sunday.

It was a great day for the Sunday Miss Ohio Scholarship Parade, with attendees waving to everyone as they drove by in sports cars.

The parade was loads of fun for people of all ages, with volunteers handing out candy to children and parade favorites, the Mansfield Shrine Club, entertaining the crowds in their tiny yellow cars.

The Miss Ohio Parade began Sunday at 2 p.m. on Marion Avenue and Park Avenue West

Grand Marshal was Jackie Mayer, Miss Ohio 1962, celebrating her 60th anniversary of being crowned Miss Ohio. Mayer became Miss America in 1963.

Miss Portsmouth Baylee Martin displays her custom made boots during the 2022 Miss Ohio Scholarship Program parade Sunday afternoon.

Parade-goers included Cassie Cole and her son Liam Johnson from Mansfield, who said they always enjoy the parade. Music was played to the crowd in front of the Renaissance Theater, and all parade participants were announced as they made their way down Park Avenue.

Traditionally, Miss Ohio contestants wore an embellished shoe or boot that represented their talent or their hometown or something about them. Contestants also wore decorative hats appropriate for the Kentucky Derby, a hat covered with large sunflowers.

Mansfield police officers patrolled the parade route on motorcycles that traveled back and forth on Park Avenue West.

The Warriorettes entertain parade-goers Sunday afternoon during the 2022 Miss Ohio Scholarship Program parade.

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The Carrousel District has been busy selling brats and more on the grill outside Richland Carrousel Park.

After the parade, an autograph session was held at the carousel, which was free and open to the public and attracted a crowd. Participants said they were glad the rain had stopped.

Seated at a table by the carousel, Miss Southwestern Bryn Hasenaur of Columbus said she loved the parade. It is her first time to compete on the Miss Ohio stage.

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