Sunday, December 5, 2010

Clifton Forge Christmas Parade

Last Friday - a hometown, small town Christmas favorite! It was sooooo cold - flurries, even! But it was a good time and I'm always glad we've gone. This was our 3rd year in a row! As usual, the girls got loaded up with candy and enjoyed that as much as anything else!

Boy Scouts Color Guard

(A & A:  This one is for you!  See what a little chi-hoooah-hoooah can do?  Pull a sleigh!  Santa Dog!)

 "He has sent me [Jesus] to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness from the prisoners."

Special Olympians

"Cheeze Claus."  Nothing like him!  He collects money all year to buy toys and presents (and bikes!) to give to kids along the parade route.  My girls have gotten prizes every year and have come to look forward to them!

Smile, Donald!


Thanks, Nellie!  And Clifton Forge!

The Big Guy Himself!
***A sad note to the parade....the line stopped midway to allow for squad members from the local rescue and fire departments to respond to a call on I-64 near Island Ford Bridge.  An accident including three tractor trailers resulted in a fatality for a local man from Clifton Forge.  News of the tragedy spread quickly through the crowd....many thanks to the rescue personnel who worked long hours in the cold to get the road opened again and everyone home safely...

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