Warm weather and thousands of people welcome Santa
TRURO - Both children and adults bundled up warmly and stood outside to enjoy
Truro's Christmas parade Saturday evening. Even the weather co-operated this year, with temperatures around eight degrees and no precipitation.
A wide variety of entries showed creativity as they fit into the Sparkle and Shine theme. There were horses, dogs, floats, vehicles, costumed characters and plenty of lights.
"I think there was a good turnout because the weather was good," said Grace Murray, marketing and promotions co-ordinator for the Downtown Truro Partnership.
"We usually average around 10,000 people. We had about 55 entries in the parade, which is about average. There were a lot of new people in it this year. We had a good cross section."
Mike Kaulback and his eight-year-old daughter Marcella were two of the many people who watched the parade.
"I think the parade was pretty good this year," said Kaulback. "I've been coming every year for quite a few years. I like it better at night."
Marcella said her favourite part of the parade was the dogs.
Amy Johnson, of Bible Hill, said she preferred daytime parades because her children are young, but she did bring them out this year anyway.
"They enjoy it," she said. "The lights do look nice at night."
Grace Murray said that one of the things she likes is that the parade brings people together in a positive way.
"There are a lot of front-line people; and then there are those who provide trucks and generators, and others who work on floats, and so forth," she said.
"It is gratifying to see the community come together."
First Place - Prudential Woods Realty
Second Place - Wilson's
First Place - 12 Wing Pipes and Drums from Shearwater
Second Place - Colchester Legion Pipes and Drums from Truro
First Place - Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade
Second Place - Colchester Community
First Place - Atlantic Youth Bowling
Second Place - K-9 Hi Flyers Canine Agility
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