Calm be­fore storm

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Satur­day, Dec. 5 turned out to be the calm be­fore the storm. The Bay Roberts Lions Santa Pa­rade was held that day un­der ideal weather con­di­tions.

TEXT BY BILL BOW­MAN PHO­TOS BY DEN­NIS FLYNN/ FLYNNBEACH@GMAIL.COM

SANTA WAVE - The guest of hon­our in the Bay Roberts Lions Santa Pa­rade waves at the en­thu­si­as­tic crowds along Wa­ter Street.

AN­GEL - The CBN An­gel Fund float was named the best over­all en­try in this year’s an­nual Bay Roberts Lions’ Santa Claus Pa­rade. The An­gel Fund is made up of a group of busi­ness­women from the Con­cep­tion Bay North area, who are rais­ing funds for a wor­thy cause - to help women who have been di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer. The pa­rade was held Satur­day, Dec. 5 un­der ideal weather con­di­tions.

PI­GEON IN­LET - This float took ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate out­port cul­ture and plug Ted Rus­sell’s home­town as the site of the Pi­geon In­let Ex­pe­ri­ence. The Co­ley’s Point na­tive cre­ated Yarns from Pigeaon In­let for a pop­u­lar 1950s ra­dio pro­gram.

MUM­MERS - Bay Roberts Sparkes, Brown­ies and Guides traded their uni­forms for Mum­mers’ garb dur­ing the town’s an­nual Santa Claus Pa­rade spon­sored by the Lions Club. They took home the best group/or­ga­ni­za­tion prize from the event held Sat. Dec. 5. It was a fit­ting theme, in view of the fact that Bay Roberts was the site of an un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent back in the nine­teenth when res­i­dent, Isaac Mercer was killed by a group of rowdy mum­mers. That tragic in­ci­dent caused the tra­di­tion of mum­mer­ing to be out­lawed in New­found­land - a law that is still on the books, but largely ig­nored.

LIONS PA­RADE - A large ban­ner lead­ing the an­nual Bay Roberts Lions Santa Claus Pa­rade, wel­comes spec­ta­tors to the event. Ideal weather con­di­tions and a host of colour­ful floats brought out large crowds for the event Satur­day morn­ing, Dec. 5.

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