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Parade puts Sylvester residents into the Christmas spirit

December 16, 2006

Sylvester - - A tradition continues in Sylvester. The town came out for its city-wide Christmas parade Saturday. 

Band members march to the beat. Step by step, the message is clear. It's holiday time!

"I think its fun. It's not too cold. It's a nice night," says Doris Powell who came from Albany to see her grand daughter participate.

While many parade goers are right in the middle of the action, Powell is taking a different approach.

"Watching everything right from the car. I don't think I will get out, but I might."

Eight year old Dylan Rogers isn't sitting in the car. He came for a reason.

"I like to see the fire trucks and all."

He got that and a whole lot more. Beauty queens - little and big greeted the crowd as children raced for a piece of candy.

You can find it all here.

Children singing.

"My daughter, my little girl. She's in the parade. She's with the Holly Elementary chorus and I think they have about 200 people or something like that," says Bubba Rogers.

Decorative floats.

Even our Dawn Hobby took part - as the Grand Marshal.

The parade means a lot for this community.

"Everything man. The whole parade. Everything is good about the parade," Rogers says.

It gets everyone together and spreads a little cheer for the season.

By the way, Powell did get out of her car. She couldn't miss her grand daughter Morgan waving to the crowd and proudly saying 'Merry Christmas'.

The Worth County Exchange Club sponsored this year's parade. Money raised from a raffle will help benefit deserving children in the area.

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