Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Going Local-Lincolnton Christmas Parade


On Sunday afternoon,
our town had its annual Christmas parade.
This is our first Christmas here in Lincolnton,
and this small town event was just our speed.
Big K volunteered as part of his Ham Radio club
to help with traffic and assisting the police officers on duty.



The local Fire Departments were the first to make the scene,
with flashing lights and blaring sirens.
This was C's favorite part.


 Floats from various organizations
were handmade and quite creative.
This float focused on camping in the great outdoors.



A giant snowman made his way greeting spectators with his infectious smile.


 Each float was more colorful than the next.


These recumbent bicycle riders seemed to be enjoying the event
from their prone positions. 



 What a fun way to get some exercise
and do a bit of people watching as well.
We might need to add these to next year's Christmas wish list.


 A number of local high school bands
entertained us with a host of holiday music.



Old St. Nick brought up the rear
with his herd of friendly reindeer.
He looked nice and toasty in his sleigh,
keeping good company with Mrs. Claus.
After the parade, the mammoth tree was lit in the town square.

It feels great living in a small town,
where little things like parades are a big deal.
So many citizens working together
to bring the event to the townfolk.

How does your town celebrate the holidays?

Going Local Series:
The Mundy House 
Grier Truck Museum 
Mount Holly Community Garden