Parade goers get taste of seasonal cheer

This young fellow could not hide his glee when Scrooge passed by. The famous character was one of many to participate in the 47th annual Patrick County Christmas Parade held on Saturday.
Youngsters lining the streets in Stuart Saturday were all smiles when Santa Claus came to town during the annual Patrick County Christmas Parade on Dec. 1.

The Christmas Spirit was alive and well in Stuart Saturday, as the 47th annual Patrick County Christmas Parade rang in the season.

Many parade goers braved the chilly temperatures and threatening skies to capture memories of the season.
From start to finish, parade goers got a taste of seasonal cheer courtesy of a caravan of participants, including various volunteer fire departments and rescue squads, beauty queens, churches, veteran groups, scouts, businesses and many others.
Wishes of “Merry Christmas” filled the air, as an errant elf touted the upcoming visit from his boss, and the Patrick County High School Band, the Pride of Patrick County, performed a medley of Christmas favorites like “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “Joy To The World.”
In between their performances, children welcomed chants of “Here comes Santa Claus down Main Street” with cheerful smiles. (Photos by Jaymie Mordue and Jamie Hall)


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