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Seasonal sights

Friday, November 26, 2010

A huge crowd of young-at-heart residents braved cold temperatures to welcome in the holidays and see the spectacle the 2010 Christmas In The Park Parade along National Avenue in Brazil Friday night. With more than 100 entries, the crowd eagerly applauded the arrival of policemen, firemen, emergency personnel workers and this entry by the Indiana Army National Guard. Ivy Jacobs Photo.


Although the parade lasted almost an hour, the crowd kept warm with the excitement that Santa Claus would soon arrive and welcome in the Yuletide. Ivy Jacobs Photo.


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This is so great for all of Clay County. The only negative that I saw was some adults pushing the little kids out of the way to get candy. Come on, this stuff is for the kids!!!!

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Sat, Nov 27, 2010, at 12:27 AM

where i was at, the start, it was wonderful, my 2 yr old grandson loved it, my wife was simply amazed at the small town parade. great job to all involved, god bless you !

-- Posted by otis66 on Sat, Nov 27, 2010, at 6:17 AM

As much as I love going to the Christmas Parade, and have since I was little, it just saddens me to see parents pushing their kids to the middle of the road, leaving no room for the parade itself. Why is it so hard to stay on the sidewalks, or even just right in front of the sidewalks? This is a safety issue, and ruins the fun for those who are still 'playing by the rules', making it impossible for those kids to get any candy (whose parents are being responsible and keeping them out of the middle of the road).

Great job on the parade, to those who were in it and organized it.

-- Posted by Benny08 on Sat, Nov 27, 2010, at 8:59 AM

Seeing more photos of the entries in the paper would be nice as well. Some of our older clay county residents who can't get out in the cold would love to be able to at least look at the paper and see the pictures... Great parade and a good turnout!!!

-- Posted by TLLBK03 on Sat, Nov 27, 2010, at 10:31 AM

Benny08,

Well said!!

-- Posted by localgal on Mon, Nov 29, 2010, at 8:08 PM

I think a solution to the kids being out in the street is the people on the floats simply not throwing them any candy unless they are on the curb. You really can't hand the candy out, it is way to hard to keep up with the parade that way.

-- Posted by localgal on Mon, Nov 29, 2010, at 8:24 PM


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