Sunday, Feb. 25, was not the first time it rained on Toco Hills’ 27th annual Purim Parade & Festival, but as always seems to happen, the heavy precipitation took a break as the time arrived for the parade to start rolling down LaVista Road from the Toco Hill Shopping Center to Congregation Beth Jacob, where the community carnival continued as usual, albeit with a few activities moved inside.

The festivities began about 15 minutes late, but the fun and happiness were right on time for the people who walked or rode the route past hundreds of people dressed up and lined along the road for treats and entertainment.

The Toco Hillbillies, the entry of the Eidex family, was the judges’ pick for the best of the parade.

Photos by Michael Jacobs