Stormy pa­rade

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - Pho­tos by Bill Bow­man/The Com­pass

Win­ter’s first blast didn’t stop the Carbonear Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment from pro­ceed­ing with their 59th an­nual Santa Clause Pa­rade this year. We have the photo high­lights.

BEST CLOWN - David Mur­phy of Har­bour Grace was named best clown in this year’s Carbonear Santa Claus Pa­rade. Mur­phy has been clown­ing around the pa­rade now for more years than he cares to re­mem­ber. It’s all for the fun of it!

COR­NER­STONE - Wish­ing every­one “ the best of Christ­mas,” Cor­ner­stone Bap­tist Church fin­ished in third place (non-com­mer­cial) with this en­try.

SNOOPY - Snoopy vs. the Red Bar­ron took top spot for New­found­land Power in the com­mer­cial cat­e­gory at this year’s Carbonear Santa Pa­rade. Spon­sored by the town’s vol­un­teer fire depart­ment, the pa­rade took place dur­ing a snow­storm Sun­day, Dec. 6.

C.A.M. ELEC­TRIC - C.A.M. Elec­tric took sec­ond place (com­mer­cial) in the Carbonear Vol­un­teer fire depart­ment’s Santa Claus Pa­rade.

CHAR­AC­TERS - Car­ry­ing their ban­ner, this trio of char­ac­ters wished ev­ery­body a Merry Christ­mas from the T.C. Square.

WIN­TER WON­DER­LAND - The snow that fell Sun­day af­ter­noon, Dec. 6 added just an­other touch to the T.C. Square’s theme for their Win­ter Won­der­land float, which took third place (com­mer­cial) in the 59 Carbonear Santa Pa­rade spon­sored by the town’s vol­un­teer fire depart­ment

DOG­BER­RIES - With dog­ber­ries dan­gling from a tree, Santa waves from his sleigh as it pulls off the park­ing lot of the Carbonear Gen­eral Hospi­tal Dec. 6 to be­gin the Carbonear Vol­un­teer fire depart­ment’s 59th pa­rade. In the 31 years he has been play­ing Santa in the pa­rade, hon­ourary fire­fighter, Ge­orge Power has never seen a pa­rade day quite as stormy as this one.

GIRL GUIDES - Dressed as Christ­mas boxes, the Carbonear Girl Guides took first place (non com­mer­cial) for their float in the 59th Carbonear Santa Claus Pa­rade.

ORIG­I­NAL - This 1950 GMC pumper is as old as the Carbonear Santa pa­rade it­self - 59 years. In the early days of the pa­rade, and for most of the 1950s, it was the only ‘ float’ve­hi­cle in the pa­rade and used to go all around town with Santa on board dis­tribut­ing loot bags to the chil­dren.

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