Lockhart welcomes in the season with Christmas parade

Charles Warner Editor

December 3, 2013

LOCKHART — There were floats, motorcycles, cars carrying representatives of local government, horses, fire trucks, lots of candy, and, of course, an apperance by Santa Claus at Sunday’s Lockhart Christmas Parade.

Parade participants began lining up at Lockhart School at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and began making their way through the streets of Lockhart. The lineup included cars carrying the mayors and other officials of the towns of Lockhart, Union, Jonesville, was well as the supervisor and other Union County officials; cars and floats carrying pageant winners including Little Miss Princess of Lockhart Raelynn Brannon and Little Miss Lockhart Izzy Sumner; fire trucks from a number of area fire departments including the Lockhart Fire Department; the Hejaz Warriors of the Shrine Club; Girl Scouts Troop 391; and cars and floats entered by several area businesses including The Lockhart Cafe and Liberty Tax Service.

Also participating in the parade was the Union County High School Sting Machine marching band and the UCHS JROTC Color Guard. The parade also featured motorcycles and horses.

The parade’s guest of honor, of course, was Santa Claus who, like the rest of the parade’s participants, waved to the crowd lining the streets.

In addition to the sights and sounds of the parade, the crowd was also rewarded with candy tossed out by most of the parade’s participants.

Lockhart Mayor Ailene Ashe, who was one of the public officials to participate in the parade, said she was quite pleased with the participation in the parade and the turnout.

“It was great,” Ashe said Monday morning.

Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at cwarner@civitasmedia.com.