A Placentia Christmas
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.