A River City Christmas Story

Before the parade, children rode on the horse-drawn sleigh that would later carry Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Before the parade, children rode on the horse-drawn sleigh that would later carry Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The Parsons Christmas Parade brought hundreds of people into the streets last Saturday evening to celebrate the season.  Despite the lack of snow, spirits were merry and bright as families took sleigh rides, roasted marshmallows, and enjoyed the festivities.

This year's parade, themed "A River City Christmas Story," was the largest in recent memory, with more than sixty entries.  PRO ON TRAC is grateful to everyone who helped make this community celebration possible.  Tamara Michael at the city water office deserves special recognition for her hard work organizing the parade over the past few months.

Hayrides were drawn by TCHS student Tanner Burns in his restored 1952 Farmall Tractor.

Hayrides were drawn by TCHS student Tanner Burns in his restored 1952 Farmall Tractor.

Before the event, PRO ON TRAC volunteers gathered to decorate the McDonald Building.  Decked out with garlands, wreaths and sparkling trees, the building is looking better than ever.  Special thanks go out to Roxanne Tuesing for providing many of the decorations.

Awnings and lighting are on their way to the McDonald Building, but in the meantime ribbons and greenery keep things cheery.

Awnings and lighting are on their way to the McDonald Building, but in the meantime ribbons and greenery keep things cheery.

The beautiful decorations all over town remind us of the warmth and positive spirit of this community.  We are truly grateful for your support as we work to make Parsons a better place.  We cannot wait to see what we will accomplish together in 2016.

From everyone at PRO ON TRAC, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!