Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Clayton News Daily
Santa Claus blows a kiss to someone in the crowd at the Jonesboro Christmas parade Saturday. Santa rode in at the end of the parade atop a Clayton County fire engine. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Christmas parade lacked any snow, but it had plenty of frosty air as more than 1,000 people lined Main Street to see it pass by Saturday.
Led by Boy Scout Troop 297 and grand marshals Beverly and Willis Swint, the parade featured dancers, politicians, marching bands, local celebrities, public safety officials, scout troops, a Chinese Dragon-esque serpent puppet, elves, a walking Christmas tree and holiday presents.
It was capped off by a visit from Santa Claus atop a Clayton County fire engine. He was ushered in by a procession of three Tara Wreckers tow trucks.
The parade was preceded by a Christmas bazaar on Main Street and Santa received Christmas lists from children on the south porch of the historic Jonesboro Train Depot afterward.