Christmas parade puts Jefferson in the holiday spirit

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Llamas with Jackson County 4-H Love of Llamas were decked out in reindeer outfits for the Jefferson Christmas parade on Dec. 1.

By KATIE JUSTICE, kjustice@clickthepaper.com

It’s Christmas time in Jefferson after last weekend’s holiday kick-off with Santa officially making his way to town.

Jefferson hosted its annual Christmas Parade themed “Christmas Traditions” on Saturday, Dec. 1. Sheriff Stan Evans following the Jackson County Comprehensive and Jefferson High Schools’ JROTC, led the parade in his role as grand marshal. Following Evans were a variety of local officials including Jefferson mayor Jim Joiner.

From dancers to gymnasts, as the parade proceeded through the Jefferson square, onlookers were in for a show thanks to dancers from the Broadway Arts Center and Jefferson Gymnastics.

The Daisy Scout Troop 11998 earned the honors of having the best float with their “Christmas Cookies.” The float featured a cookie making station, with all the girls donning aprons.

Coming in second was Living World Worship Center which featured a Peanuts themed float complete with Charlie Brown and Snoopy. In third was the Rotary Club of Jefferson.

“The winners show you the cross section of participation – the winners were a children’s organization, a church and a civic organization,” said Beth Laughinghouse of Mainstreet Jefferson.

The parade ended with the arrival of the man in the red suit himself. Santa arrived atop one of Jefferson’s oldest fire trucks to officially bring Christmas to the town of Jefferson.

Jefferson Christmas Parade 2012

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