New Glas­gow sets date for Christ­mas Pa­rade

The News (New Glasgow) - - FRONT PAGE -

Santa Claus will be com­ing to town Sat­ur­day, Dec. 9, in New Glas­gow.

The New Glas­gow Fire­fight­ers Christ­mas Pa­rade com­mit­tee is well into plan­ning the 2017 pa­rade.

“We are ex­cited to see ev­ery­thing com­ing to­gether so nicely this year, we worked hard over the last few years learn­ing the ropes of a night time pa­rade and get­ting the kinks out and I think we are fi­nally there” says co-chair Trevor MacDon­ald.

The pa­rade starts at 5:45 p.m. and will leave the site of the for­mer John Brother MacDon­ald Sta­dium and fol­low East River Road to Archimedes, and on to Provost Street.

“We have lots of in­ter­est this year, en­tries are com­ing in al­ready and peo­ple are ex­cited,” said Paula Mun­roe-Fraser who han­dles the en­tries for the com­mit­tee. Those in­ter­ested in sign­ing up are asked to drop into New Glas­gow Town Hall, Fire Hall or send an email to Ja­nine.linthorne@new­glas­ for an elec­tronic copy.

Art Ma­cLean, co-chair for the last two years, is head­ing up spon­sor­ship this year and is ask­ing for any help for the pa­rade.

“The spon­sor­ship is used for bands, lo­gis­ti­cal help from the youth troop, tro­phies, and we also started to give back to the com­mu­nity as well. Last year the school who won The CIBC Best School Spirit award was given a $200 prize. CIBC was the spon­sor of that award, and half of their spon­sor­ship was given to the school.”

Again this year the pa­rade will be fol­lowed by the light-up of the town Christ­mas tree.

“We are ex­cited to have our big­gest tree ever this year and can­not wait to see the smil­ing faces of all the chil­dren present as we count down for the lights to go on. We will also once again fea­ture great lo­cal tal­ent on the Glas­gow Square out­side stage to en­ter­tain us un­til the light­ing of our tree,” said Paula Irv­ing, act­ing Glas­gow Square man­ager.

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