Ideal weather con­di­tions for Har­bour Grace Santa Pa­rade

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION - TEXT AND PHO­TOS BY BILL BOW­MAN

On route along Water Street, Har­bour Grace, the float car­ry­ing Santa and his Mrs. hooked a drop wire cross­ing the street near the Post Of­fice. There were no in­juries, and ex­cept for caus­ing a slight de­lay, the town’s an­nual Santa Claus pa­rade went off with­out a hitch.

Sunny skies and un­sea­son­ably mild tem­per­a­tures on the plus side of zero made for ideal weather con­di­tions for the event held Satur­day, Dec. 3.

The town’s vol­un­teer fire bri­gade spon­sored and or­ga­nized the pa­rade, which made its way west along Water Street and east along Har­vey to the fire hall on Ban­ner­man, where Santa dis­trib­uted bags of good­ies to the chil­dren.

Dec­o­rated floats, fire trucks from the host bri­gade and neigh­bour­ing fire de­part­ments, along with other ve­hi­cles and walk­ing, march­ing and danc­ing groups were in­cluded among the ap­prox­i­mately 30 en­tries in the colour­ful event.

A float en­tere by Cee­bees mi­nor hockey float skated away with sec­ond place in the com­mer­cial divi­sion at the Har­bour Grace pa­rade.

Jillian Par­sons, Brook­lyn Butt and Alisha Par­sons give their un­di­vided at­ten­tion to the Har­bour Grace Santa Claus Pa­rade as it passes their van­tage point from the back of a pickup truck on Har­vey Street West. Or­ga­nized by the town’s fire bri­gade, the event took place Satur­day, Dec. 3.

The Autism So­ci­ety took the $ 100 sec­ond place award for their dragon and theme: “It’s great to be dif­fer­ent” in this year’s Har­bour Grace pa­rade.

Har­bour Grace town coun­cil­lor Joan Short couldn’t be ac­cused of not be­ing orig­i­nal. Last year she showed up at her town’s an­nual Santa pa­rade dis­guised as a Christ­mas tree. This year, she was an elf. Her Girl Guide, Sparks and Brown­ies group took the $150 top prize in the non- com­mer­cial cat­e­gory.

As Santa makes his way up a lad­der in front of Frank Mc­carthy’s house on Har­vey Street, the Har­bour Grace civic events com­mit­tee’s float passes along the street be­low. The en­try took top hon­ours in the com­mer­cial cat­e­gory at the an­nual Santa Pa­rade, or­ga­nized by the town’s fire bri­gade.

Ho­tel Har­bour Grace cap­tured third spot in the com­mer­cial cat­e­gory in this year’s an­nual Har­bour Grace Santa Pa­rade.

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