Weather doesn’t dampen Car­bon­ear’s Christ­mas spirit

The Compass - - FEATURE - PHO­TOS BY MARK SQUIBB SPE­CIAL TO THE COM­PASS ed­i­tor@CBN­com­pass.ca

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.

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