Bay Roberts Santa Claus pa­rade a hit with crowd

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The Bay Roberts Lions Club Santa Claus pa­rade must have felt like it stretched for­ever for the hun­dred-plus spec­ta­tors who took in the an­nual event on Dec. 6. The pa­rade, which some called the largest its ever been, took some 60 min­utes from the time it started to the mo­ment the man in the red suit fin­ished. Many on­look­ers watched in awe as float after float passed be­fore them. One per­son could even be heard say­ing it was the best pa­rade in the prov­ince. The Com­pass was there and cap­tured th­ese images.

Pho­tos and text by Ni­cholas Mercer/The Com­pass

Young Colby Men­chions looks on in an­tic­i­pa­tion of see­ing Santa Claus.

This group, from left, Sherry Brad­bury, Noah Ma­honey, Zachary Ma­honey, Shelly Peach and Tyler Brad­bury, were just a few of the many spec­ta­tors who came out for the pa­rade.

Th­ese Vanda Maun­der dancers de­lighted the crowd with their moves.

Chomper takes a run in a dory for the pa­rade.

The As­cen­sion Col­le­giate cheer­lead­ers were front and cen­tre dur­ing the pa­rade.

This was one of four Frozen-themed floats in the Bay Roberts pa­rade. Here, Amy Sin­gle­ton (left) and Sasha Sharpe played Anna and Elsa, re­spec­tively. And, yes, that is Sasha’s real hair.

From left, Clau­dine Rose, Lisa Roberts, Caleb Roberts and Claire Coombs were a part of the Colling­wood Downs’ float.

In­stead of at­tempt­ing to steal Bay Roberts’ Christ­mas spirit, the Grinch made sure to con­trib­ute to it.

Th­ese four chil­dren made sure to get a good seat for all the ac­tion. They are, from left, Joshua Deer­ing, Nathan Deer­ing, Alisha Deer­ing and Ja­cob Bishop.

Santa Claus waves to the crowd.

Just a hand­ful of the many dozens of dancers from Cather­ine’s Dance Stu­dio in Bay Roberts that took part in the pa­rade.

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