Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chamber Puts On Annual Christmas Parade

Saturday – December 3: Wellsville had their annual Christmas Parade this past Saturday. The parade is sponsored and organized by the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce. We believe that this year's parade was dedicated to the memory of the late Vickie Cataldo-McCombs who for many years chaired the Parade Committee for the Chamber. It was her “baby” and she did it with great aplomb.

Stepping up to fill in this year was Parade Chairwoman Sheryl Gibson and she did a very admirable job. She lined up nearly 30 units and it made for a very entertaining evening. She lined up something for everyone, young, not so young and everyone in between. Vickie would be proud.

There were trophies awarded for the best float and the next three best units. Best float trophy went to the Wellsville Church of the Nazerene Youth Group. Following them was Wellsville's First Christian Church Youth Ministries for 1st Place best unit, Wellsville's Save-A-Lot in second and third went to the Tri-State Down Syndrome Support Group Ups of Downs. This years judges were Connie Bauer, Theresa Pullie and Marge Dysert.

Free hot chocolate and cookies were provided by The Family & Community Resource Center. Executive Director & Founder Cindy Slavens and son had that covered and from what we could see were kept busy. Ed Bauer served as Master-of-Ceremonies.

We'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Merry Christmas to all...

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