Well today dawned a clear but cold 30degree day but my PA. Granddaughter Michelle was ready at 08:30AM to head into downtown Scranton for the Annual Santa Parade up the main Street of Lackawanna Ave. We got down there and found a parking space about two blocks away and then carried the lawn chairs over to a ringside seat at Lackawanna Ave & Adams Ave where the parade ended at the Hilton Hotel.
Precisely at 09:00AM the first unit of the parade was sighted and what a sight it was.
The United States Marine Corp Color Guard.
Then the PA State Police
Then Scranton Police had their Bat Mobile
What’s a parade without a Motor Cop.
A Local Hero, Boy was he popular with the crowd.
Michelle learned it is better to give than receive and donated to Toy’s For Tot’s.
Michelle looks like a happy camper to me.
Scranton HS Marching Band.
Lake Waulenpaupack HS Marching Band.
Lake Land HS Marching Band
Greyhound Rescue Unit
Of Course Can’t forget Lab Rescue, Look at his Jacket, What do you think Jodie, Coco & Sandy, Also Rigg’s & Annie.
I have to say all of these dog’s I was told are available to a good home, and they all walked and performed like stars, not a shy one among them and they got pets and hugs from the kids all along the route.
This guy was a crowd pleaser, he did this almost all the way up the block.
Michelle & Ronald.
Here was another big hit with the kids.
Finally what all the kid’s and Grandpa’s were waiting for, The big guy and the Missus.
But my absolute favorite of the whole morning was this.
The Reason for the Season, by St Stanislaus Church.
I hope you all enjoyed the parade as much as Michelle & I did, although it was cold, Michelle said she wore longies because last night I told her to dress warm, and Grandpa showed her how to march in place when the bands passed to warm her feet when they got cold, and then as a reward we did go to McDonalds after the parade since she was still excited about meeting Ronald, and darned if he wasn’t at the downtown McDonalds and remembered her, or at least said he did.
Now I am going to take a nap, Be safe out there, Sam & Donna…