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Pear Blossom Parade Draws 30,000 to Downtown Medford

Today the Pear Blossom Festival is in full swing, bringing tens of thousands of people into Downtown Medford.

Posted: Sat Apr 14 18:18:57 PDT 2018
Updated: Sat Apr 14 18:18:57 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for Pear Blossom Parade Draws 30,000 to Downtown Medford

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announcer says "watching outing, bringing tens of thousands of people into downtown medford. thanks for joining us, i'm alicia rubin. and i'm emma balkenbush. our sionan barrett marched down west main street with the newswatch12 team this morning. she gives us a look at this years highlights. [a7]pear blossom parade-pkg in this years 65th pear blossom parade.. there was music nats band ziplines nats zipline and some of your newswatch12 favorites. nats bmort every float and every person made this years turnout one of the biggest yet. sionan says, "newswatch12 is one of 250 pear blossom parade entries this year, there's about 4,000 of us marching down this route right now. and there's about 40,000 people lining the streets right here in downtown medford." there was a clear fan favorite this year.. "my favorite part of the parade is the oregon ducks float i have to say." "oregon ducks yeah oregon ducks." and of course, all the kids were really only interested in one thing. "the candy." "my favorite part of the parade is seeing a lot of people give out staff and sharing with people." for some little ones, it's their first time. "i love it it's wonderful to see them enjoy it so much." but for others, heading out to the parade.. rain or shine .. is a decades long tradition. "how many have you gone to? 35. is this one of the good ones? yes. they're all good." right now the pear blossom parade is over .. which clears up many of the street closures we've told you about.. but the festival is still going strong for another day. in medford, sionan barrett, newswatch12. [a8]pear blossom parade-tag the pear blossom parade was one
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