MAYFIELD - The village hosted the 36th annual Bannertown Fair Parade on Saturday, with a lineup that parade organizer Pat Wilson and attendees called small.
The procession that went down Main Street included local fire and ambulance departments, former Mayfield Historian Betty Tabor and state Assemblyman Marc Butler, R-Newport.
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"It seemed to be a little more lightly attended than a year before," Butler said. "Generally it's wall-to-wall people and packed. It didn't seem that way today, and I don't know if there are competing events or what's going on. But it didn't seem to be as big of a turnout for the paraders this year."
Wilson said he was late getting the contact list together, which was why there so few groups participating in the parade.
Butler said he always makes it a point to attend the parade and has been able to do so for almost all of his 17 years serving in the Assembly.
"We're kind of stuck in Albany for the first six months of the year, so during the summer and the fall, I like to get around to the various parts of the district," he said. "[The parade is] a great reason to come up to here, and it's a great time."
Butler said being involved in the village's parade allows him to talk to the people in the area about their concerns and what they would like to see happen.
Ray Tylutki, captain of the Fonda Fire Department, announced the lineup for his third year and said he was more than honored to be part of something that has been going on so long.
"It's nice to see the people come out and enjoy it," Tylutki said. "They always know to come to the Bannertown Parade. It always has something new to enjoy."
Wilson said he's going to make sure next year's parade will be a lot bigger.
The Bannertown Fair continued Saturday night, with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.