During this “most wonderful time of the year,” one of the hallmarks of the season in communities throughout the land is the Christmas parade.
Tutwiler’s parade Monday night was a treat for the senses. Several marching bands entertained the crowd, dancers showed their moves, big fire trucks flashed lights and occasionally blew sirens, local government officials and representatives of numerous local organizations waved to onlookers from private vehicles, and Santa Claus made his appearance. After all, what’s a Christmas parade without jolly old Saint Nick!
Congratulations to the people of Tutwiler and western Tallahatchie County for putting on another successful holiday procession.
This Saturday, Charleston’s Christmas parade will crank up at 3 p.m. and the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree will take place at 5 in the courtyard at Charleston City Hall.
The town of Oakland’s Christmas parade also gets underway at 3 o’clock Saturday.
This is a very busy time of year, which makes the opportunity to slow down and enjoy some of these traditional holiday festivities all the nicer.