Well, the weather on Dec. 2 improved into a nice day for a parade, and boy was it ever.
Working from behind the lines, so to speak, the Fergus Santa Claus Parade had a really good turnout of floats and walking groups. Kudos to the young entrepreneur of Rainbow Ice Cream – this young lady was tops! Following the Grand 101 Cruiser and the food bank van, she was the lead off float entry, peddling her ice cream bicycle cart all the way.
The parade participants were lively, enthusiastic and ready for a good show – and comments from the viewers seemed to be very positive – we had a great parade!
My thanks to the Wellington OPP and Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue for their involvement, the Legion Colour Party and the Fergus Pipe Band for leading the way, and the many volunteers who assisted me in the staging area, or manned the street barricades.
It takes a lot of volunteer help to make this event a success. Thanks to the organizing committee (your local service clubs in Centre Wellington) and especially to you, the residents and visitors, who came out to enjoy the parade.
A very Merry Christmas to all.
Brian Martin, marshal,
Fergus Santa Claus Parade