Wednesday, 28 October 2009
It's not too early to think about the arrival of Santa - especially if you are planning to enter a float in the Colborne Santa Claus Parade.
The parade this year is on Saturday, November 28 at 6 p.m. Parade Chair, Tracey Loveless, is asking everyone who has seen other dates listed to ignore them. The parade is always on the fourth Saturday of November.
She has two bands booked for the big night time event. The Cobourg Concert Band will lead the way as it always does. Keeping the back end of the parade lively will be the Brighton Highlanders.
Tracey is looking for organizations and companies who want to enter this year's parade. There is no fee to enter but she does want to know ahead of time who will be there. Entry forms are available at McGlennon Insurance, Downey Pharmacy and at the Colborne Legion. In a few days you will also be able to download them on Cramahe Now.
The theme this year is "Sweets and Treats". There will be awards given to floats from churches, schools, commercial businesses, community groups, industries, and walkers. The best float overall will win the Ken Palmer Memorial Award. The float best depicting the theme will win the Rose Nelson Memorial Trophy. Rose and her friend Ruth Kripp worked on the parade together before Tracey took over. This year she is being helped by Bob Rusk, Nancy Haighton and others.
The parade starts at 6 p.m. on November 28 at the corner of Elgin and King Streets. It travels along King, heading north at Victoria Square, and east on Church Street. At Ontario Street it turns south again then wends its way back east on King Street.
Santa has promised to be there. He plans to disemabrk from his sleigh at Victoria Square. If Cramahe Township allows, he will sit in the gazebo, all festooned with lights and find out who's been naughty and nice.
Posted by Cramahe Now at 23:40