Weather doesn’t dampen Carbonear’s Christmas spirit
The Town of Carbonear held its 65th annual Santa Claus parade Sunday, Dec. 13, and spirits were festive, despite periods of rain, wind and cold weather.
The parade left the Home Hardware parking lot just after 1 p.m., and paraded through Carbonear’s Water Street and Crocker’s Cove area.
Hundreds of participants, representing the RCMP, Carbonear, Victoria, and Harbour Grace Volunteer Fire Departments, the Air Cadet Squadron Band, local businesses, dance groups, churches, and charities, paraded through the wet weather.
The Salvation Army collected donations for the local food bank, while Cornerstone Baptist Church passed out religious tracts. Sandra Chubbs, owner of the Physical Therapy Supplies, has made it a tradition to hand out free hot chocolate and Tim Bits to those watching the parade along Water Street, and this year was no exception. And of course, each child received a loot bag courtesy of the Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department.
A float provided by A&M Electrical, followed by dancers from Eden.
The Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Band. Pilgrim, and Sgt. Gregory Short.
In the front, from left to right, is Sgt. Jordan Mercer, 2nd Lt. Bret
And of course, no Santa Claus parade is complete without a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Dancers from the Danceworx Studio in Carbonear. In the front row, from left to right, is Jenna Parsons, Merissa Thorne, Morgan Slade and Mackenzie King.