Plenty of ac­tion at Heart’s Con­tent pa­rade

The Compass - - FEATURE - PHO­TOS BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER THE COM­PASS nmercer@cbn­com­pass.ca

The Heart’s Con­tent Santa Claus Pa­rade sneaks up on you.

Leav­ing from the light­house and fol­low­ing a wind­ing road be­fore it breaks out by the gov­ern­ment wharf, chances are you’re go­ing to hear the whap of a cadets’ snare drum be­fore you see the pa­rade. When you see it, how­ever, chances are you’re go­ing to be im­pressed by in the en­thu­si­asm and the floats in the pa­rade.

On Dec. 13, there were su­per­heroes, Hawai­ian hula par- ties, gin­ger­bread houses and even a goat waltz­ing along in the pa­rade. Weather got a bit chilly but that wasn’t enough to turn their smiles up­side down.

There was plenty of en­thu­si­as­tic wav­ing as the pa­rade hit ev­ery part of the town. The Com­pass was there and cap­tured th­ese im­ages.

This gin­ger­bread house was one of the floats in the pa­rade. Shown here, from left, are Macken­zie Piercey, Ash­ley Piercey and Alison Piercey.

A quar­tet of mum­mers brought some tra­di­tional New­found­land Christ­mas cheer.

Jax­son (left) and Halie Hindy tried to bring some warm weather with this Hawai­ian Christ­mas.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus wave to the crowd.

Mem­bers of the 2615 Vic­to­ria Li­ons army cadet corps march in the Heart’s Con­tent Santa Claus pa­rade.

The Pierceys — Brook­lyn (left), Rox­anne (mid­dle) and Bri­anna — tried to get a good night’s sleep dur­ing the pa­rade, but were un­suc­cess­ful.

Spi­der-man uses some of his su­per strength to make sure kids along the pa­rade route get their candy.

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