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In Halifax, it’s all about the children

“Christmas Around The World” came to Halifax Friday evening with many children, parents and spectators participating in the second annual Halifax Children’s Christmas Parade.

Despite temperature hovering in the low to mid 30s, the youngsters came out in full force to show off their decorated wagons.

According to Carol Throckmorton, approximately 500 people came out to participate in the festivities sponsored by the Halifax Village Business Association.

”There were 22 wagons that participated in the parade,” she said. “It was very successful. We had lots of positive feedback from parents.

“This was the first time people were standing on the street and watching the parade,” Throckmorton said. “This was the first time we have had the children pull their wagons down the street to the Christmas tree and had them light the tree.”

As part of the yuletide event, Dana Hunt led the children in singing Christmas songs.

Winners of the parade included Sabrina Covington capturing first place, William Spell taking second place,  Dallas Tuck capturing third place, and Samatha Burns bringing home fourth.

All participants in the parade received a hand painted Christmas ornament decorated by Nola Watkins and sponsored by Sunshine Mills.

Trevor Dawson won the Radio Flyer wagon donated by Boston Lumber Company that was raffled off Friday evening.

Cynthia Haugh was the winner of an inflatable snowman donated by True Value.

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