New Wilmington parade kicks off a "Country Christmas"
Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 07:12
NEW WILMINGTON , Pa—The residents of New Wilmington Borough came out to welcome in a “Country Christmas” at the 2nd annual Christmas Parade. A few degrees lower in temperature and the light rain that evening could have been fluffy snowflakes instead. Lack of snow did not stop the holiday spirit as many families came prepared with camp chairs and an umbrella. Nor did the flow of hot chocolate and cookies diminish at the Jameson Square as the crowds mingled and munched beforehand.
The mayor of New Wilmington Borough, Wendell Wagner, started the parade in a red convertible, followed by fire engines. The parade continued with the Wilmington Area High School Marching Band, lighted utility trucks, some country themed floats, a red-nosed, antlered school bus, vintage trucks and without fail Santa appeared waving to the kids, with Mrs. Claus busily passing out candy and wishing all a Merry Christmas. The Marching Band returned to the Jameson Square at parades' end to treat the crowd to Christmas music, and were well-received by the cheery crowd ready to welcome in the Christmas Season.