With an escort of fire trucks from Rocky Run Fire Company, Gritty waved to fans on the two-hour parade route.
"Everyone is stuck in the house, trying to stay six-feet apart," said Chief Bill Cairns.
Families stuck close together, keeping a safe distance from neighbors.
"We can have fun separately with our masks and our gloves if we need them," said Dave Miller.
For many, Thursday night is their first big public gathering in 45 days.
"We need it, it's absolutely true. Cabin fever. It's taking a toll on us," said Bob and Cathy Culp.
"Look how many people are out here. We would have been in there in the building, aka 'COVID County.' Anytime we can come out here and receive so much love, is always a good thing," said patient transport employee, Ronald Culp.
MORE COVID-19 COVERAGE
Pa. researcher on verge of 'significant' coronavirus findings killed in apparent murder-suicide: Police
33 million have sought US unemployment aid since coronavirus hit
Some New Jersey beach towns to allow rentals after Memorial Day
HOMETOWN HERO: Montgomery County ER nurse serving meals to community in free time
Murphy extends New Jersey public health emergency for another month
Full guide: COVID-19 help, information and resources
Keeping Reusable Shopping Bags Sanitized and Germ-Free during COVID-19 Outbreak
How to get groceries, supplies, takeout, online workouts and home projects while quarantining
Things for everyone to do to pass the time at home
Great homeschooling and educational resources for parents and students
Free 6abc printable activities for kids to do at home
Work from home: Here are some companies hiring remote workers
CONNECT WITH US
Share your coronavirus story with Action News
Complete coronavirus coverage from Action News
Nominate a 6abc Hometown Hero