A Pla­cen­tia Christ­mas

The Compass - - NEWS - Pho­tos and text by Ni­cholas Mercer/The Com­pass

The wind was chilly, but the sun was shin­ing for the 9th Santa Claus Pa­rade, which was pre­sented by the Dunville Li­ons Club and the Town of Pla­cen­tia on Dec. 7. The pa­rade fea­tured an im­pres­sive 55 par­tic­i­pants, all de­signed to bring smiles to the faces of the hun­dreds of res­i­dents who took in the pa­rade. The Com­pass was there and cap­ture th­ese im­ages.

No Christ­mas pa­rade can be com­plete with­out an ap­pear­ance by the big man, Santa Claus.

The Teenage Mu­tant Ninja Tur­tles took some time away from sav­ing the world to par­tic­i­pate in the Pla­cen­tia Christ­mas pa­rade.

Sobey’s in Pla­cen­tia chan­neled the hit tele­vi­sion show Duck Dy­nasty for their float. Shown in the pic­ture are: front (l-r) — Sharon O’Reilly and Mel­venna Greene; back - Desi Line­han, Bran­dan Lake, Emily Fo­ley and Matt Fo­ley.

The 1st Dunville Beavers pro­duced this in­tri­cate float for the pa­rade. Shown here are: front (l-r) — Tommy Collins, Tyson Withers, Sammy Collins, Jack Crane and An­drew Ben­nett; back — Daniel Cooney, Jack O’Reilly, Alex Smith, Hunter O’Keefe and Lan­don Ker­rivan.

Two-year-old Clare McGrath of Pla­cen­tia, ea­gerly awaits the be­gin­ning of the pa­rade.

Th­ese three young­sters are, from left, Brooke Mul­rooney, Macken­zie Snook and Kyra Snook, were all smiles be­fore the start of the Pla­cen­tia Christ­mas pa­rade.

Be­fore the start of any pa­rade, there are still things that need to be done. Here, Layne Bar­ron (front) and Ella Meade make some last minute ad­just­ments to their float.

The Pla­cen­tia His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety took part in the pa­rade. Mem­bers shown here are (from left) Rachelle Con­nors, Tom O’Keefe and Lee Everts.

The 1st Dunville Scouts mem­bers Charles Ne­whook (front) and Evan Con­nors were all set for the Christ­mas pa­rade.

Pla­cen­tia Mayor Wayne Power (left) and Keith Bren­nan work out some last minute pa­rade de­tails.

Margie Meade rode her Christ­mas dec­o­rated mo­tor­cy­cle.

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