Saturday, November 24, 2012

Seward's Lighted Christmas Parade

Seward's lighted Christmas Parade was held this evening and went past the front of our house. This is the 2nd year for the parade. Lincoln discontinued their event a couple years ago and Seward was able to get some of their floats. This full-size helicopter is courtesy of Whisler Aviation from right here in Seward. It contains thousands of little lights. Last year it was a bitter cold night and our Kitones sang on a float. Since this is the beginning of the parade route, we had invited them all to meet early at our house for a little "pre-parade" refreshment. This year it became apparent we wouldn't have enough of our group to sing. However, to the few of us who sang in Utica on Wednesday, I invited any who wished to come again for a bit of refreshment and to watch the parade. We didn't really expect anyone to come but we had a nice group arrive. We made some hurried preparations and thoroughly enjoyed the company. It is usually at those extemporaneous events that you have the nicest time. Seward is known as the "4th of July City" and the Christmas Parade is a beginning attempt to also become the "Christmas City". Pat Coldiron, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, deserves a lot of credit for the event.

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