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Santa Claus participates in Harrow parade

by Adam Gault

With the help of his friends at the Harrow Kinsmen, Santa Claus made his annual visit to Harrow Centre on Friday, November 30. The jolly man in red delighting the throngs of spectators, of all ages, who lined the parade route during an evening of mild November weather.

More than two dozen businesses and organizations participated in the parade, with Essex fire engines, OPP police cars, boats, horses, decorative floats, and marching bands all coming together to kick off the 2018 Christmas season.

The parade began at the Harrow Country Depot, headed south on Queen to cut across Centre to make its way south to head west on King Street through Harrow’s downtown, where the majority of the crowd gathered to enjoy the event.

As the parade came to a conclusion near the Harrow Fairgrounds, Santa made his way to the Lions Club in his personal horse-drawn carriage to meet with all the girls and boys who attended the event to see him.

While at the Lions Club, Harrow Kinsmen President, Rob Kozachuk, thanked everyone for their continued support of the parade year-after-year.

The winners of the annual Kinsmen parade float competition will be chosen at the Kinsmen meeting on Tuesday, December 4.


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