Bay Roberts pa­rade con­tin­ues to grow

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The an­nual Bay Roberts Li­ons Christ­mas Pa­rade was held on Satur­day, Dec. 7, and once again, or­ga­niz­ers say the event con­tin­ues to grow. A long pro­ces­sion of dancers, floats, emer­gency ve­hi­cles, youth groups and more pa­raded along Wa­ter Street and a sec­tion of the Con­cep­tion Bay High­way, with many hun­dreds of on­look­ers tak­ing it all in from the road­side. Or­ga­niz­ers say the pa­rade at­tracted 50 en­tries, and stretched for some 1.5 kilo­me­tres from start to fin­ish. Here are some im­ages from the event.

The guest of hon­our, as usual, was Santa Claus. Stand­ing in again this year was Bill Dawe.

Th­ese young per­form­ers from Cather­ine’s Dance Stu­dio in­clude: Front (l-r) – Ken­dra Dow­den, Beth Ed­munds, Alisha Dwyer and Mada­lyn Fil­lier; back – Monique Par­sons and Sky­lar Reg­u­lar. The “best dance group” award went to Cather­ine’s Dance Stu­dio.

Mem­bers of the Bay Roberts Brown­ies dressed as Smurfs. Pic­tured here is “Smur­fette,” also known as Is­abella Pot­tle.

Mor­gan Os­borne (left) and Kalan Roberts handed out treats from on­board a float en­tered by Calling­wood Downs Se­niors Com­plex.

Chad North and his son Liam were among the many hun­dreds of peo­ple who at­tended the pa­rade. Liam cel­e­brates his first birth­day on Dec. 21.

Cousins Jac­que­line Mercer (left), Abi­lynne Nose­wor­thy and Becky Nose­wor­thy (right) stand at the ready, wait­ing to col­lect any can­dies tossed their way.

This scene, fea­tur­ing Bay de Grave Fire Chief Jeremy Hall try­ing to res­cue Santa from a chim­ney, was one of the more cre­ative en­tries in the pa­rade.

Lor­raine Snow, a mem­ber of the Ac­cor­dion Bay of Con­cep­tion Bay North.

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