Kutztown University dance team part of Philadelphia's Thanksgiving parade

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Published: Nov 28 2013 12:37:24 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 28 2013 05:53:09 PM EST
Philadelphia parade finale
PHILADELPHIA -

Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving parade featured a bit of Berks County.

The Kutztown University Dance Team performed during the opening and closing numbers of the parade in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday.

The parade also featured large floats, Disney and Sesame Street characters and marching bands from around the region and across the country.

High wind gusts kept some of the parade's larger balloons grounded out of concern for the safety of participants and spectators. Smaller balloons were limited to Eakins Oval and the broadcast area near the museum.

The parade, now in its 94th year, is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the nation.