’Ho Ho Ho’ Southamp­ton

Shoreline Beacon - - Front Page - FRANCES LEAR­MENT Ed­i­tor

The 50 en­tries that de­lighted huge crowds that lined the streets of down­town southamp­ton dec. 1 set a record for the largest cham­ber of com­merce santa claus pa­rade, ac­cord­ing to a pa­rade mar­shall who said 47 floats/bands had pre-reg­is­tered, and there were three last-minute en­tries.

Prior to the pa­rade, RE/MAX land ex­change staffers handed out 1,500 hun­dred oat­meal raisin cook­ies to the ea­ger crowd that lined the streets from the pa­rade mar­shalling area at the bruce county mu­seum & cul­tural cen­tre, along the route to grosvenor st. where the pa­rade dis­sem­bled.

af­ter they marched in the pa­rade, mem­bers of the loch lomond Pipe band formed a cir­cle and played hol­i­day stan­dards as the re­main­der of the pa­rade went by.

Pa­rade vol­un­teers handed out candy can es to the kids, and af­ter the pa­rade, santa claus lis­tened to the christ­mas wish­lists of kids who lined up to sit on his lap in the Post of­fice lobby.

FranceS Lear­ment/Shore­line Bea­con

High atop his rein­deer-driven sleigh, Santa Claus wished “Merry Christ­mas” to the huge crowds that lined the down­town streets of Southamp­ton for the an­nual Cham­ber of Com­merce Santa Claus pa­rade Dec.1.

The ap­prox­i­mately 700-pounds of non-per­ish­able food col­lected in the Thorn­crest Out­fit­ter’s ca­noe from crowds that lined streets for the Southamp­ton Santa Claus pa­rade Dec. 1 will be added to the bounty col­lected at last week’s Port El­gin Santa pa­rade and do­nated to the Sal­va­tion Army food bank, along with $350 cash col­lected along the Southamp­ton pa­rade route.

No one went hun­gry prior to the Southamp­ton Santa Claus pa­rade as 12 RE/MAX Land Ex­change staffers, in­clud­ing Scott Saun­ders, handed out 1,500 oat­meal raisin cook­ies to the huge crowds that lined the down­town streets, wait­ing for Old St.Nick.

FranceS Lear­ment/Shore­line Bea­con

The Ro­tary Club of Southamp­ton’s float chan­neled the Christ­mas sto­ries of Ru­dolph, Frosty and White Christ­mas in the Southamp­ton Santa Claus pa­rade Dec. 1.

Cos­tumed stu­dents from CG Hus­ton School manned a float and walked the pa­rade route Dec. 1 at the Southamp­ton Santa Claus pa­rade.

The John­ston/Mosher fam­ily of Southamp­ton — dad Craig, mom Crys­tal, Sut­ton, 3, Reese, 5 and Grammy Mosher — en­joyed their hol­i­day tra­di­tion of at­tend­ing the Santa Claus pa­rade Dec. 1.

Santa Claus was in fine hol­i­day spir­its af­ter he climbed down from his rein­deer-driven sleigh at the end of the Southamp­ton Santa Claus pa­rade Dec. 1.

Slap­stick hu­mour and brights lights of Bruce County Shriners de­lighted the huge crowd that lined the down­town streets of Southamp­ton Dec. 1 for the an­nual Cham­ber of Com­merce Santa Claus pa­rade.

Loch Lomond Pipe and Drums Band mem­ber Steve Wate of Port El­gin joined his band­mates to play Christ­mas car­ols at the Southamp­ton Santa Claus pa­rade Dec. 1.

Cos­tumes of Saugeen Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion pa­rade par­tic­i­pants de­picted the “Hap­pily Ever Af­ter” theme of this year’s Light the Way fundrais­ing cam­paign for the Southamp­ton hos­pi­tal in the an­nual Santa Claus pa­rade hosted by the Southamp­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce Dec. 1.

Frankie Marsh of Southamp­ton let Santa Claus know ex­actly how old she was when she was the first child to tell Santa about her wish list in the lobby of the Southamp­ton Post Of­fice fol­low­ing the an­nual Santa Claus pa­rade Dec. 1.

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