Flurries don’t deter Carbonear parade
Scattered snow flurries and cold weather did little to hinder the Town of Carbonear’s 66th annual Santa Clause parade.
Hundreds of participants, representing local volunteer fire departments, businesses, dance groups, and clubs, paraded down Water Street and through to Crocker’s Cove.
This year’s floats ranged from big to small and modern to kitschy. The Peanuts gang, Minions, mummers aplenty and even some four-legged friends all made appearances.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus themselves rounded off the parade, with a little help from the Carbonear Volunteer Fire Department, who handed out treat bags.
A new float this year, constructed and driven by Sonia Williams, honoured the memory of Quinn Butt.
“The family has been strong throughout the whole thing ... to give them a smile, that’s all that matters to me,” said Williams.
Supporters who walked alongside the float said that they were hoping the float would raise awareness about domestic violence.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus themselves made an appearance.
Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang made an appearance, courtesy of Scouts Canada.
Dancers from Danceworx Studio. In the front row, from left to right, are Sammie Snow, Kelsey Parsons, Hayley Power, Kiera Legge.
Minions were in on the parade in Carbonear.
Sonia William’s float honoured the memory of Quinn Butt. Family and friends of the girl were on hand for the parade.
Penney’s Courier and the Salvation Army collected food bank donations.
It’s just not Christmas without the mummers.
Plenty of pooches strutted their stuff during this year’s parade.
Thomas the Tank Engine, courtesy of the Discovery Centre and Fitz’s Mobile Welding.
Trinity-Conception Junior Miss Rebecca Sellers.
NAPA’s little remote control car was a big attention-grabber.