Brigus parade boasts community pride

Melissa Jenkins
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Published on December 16, 2013

The television show Duck Dynasty has been a big influence on floats across Conception Bay North. This one is no exception. Nick Wall (left), Holly White (back), Tammy Porter (second from left), Laura Vokey (second from right) and Hailey Porter dressed as one of television’s favourite foursomes and their holiday helper. Even the tree was donned with camouflage décor. It was their first ever entry in the parade.

Published on December 16, 2013

The RCSCC Effie M. Morrissey Sea Cadets of North River performed a selection of Christmas carols in the parade. They are seen here warming up before the parade begins.

Published on December 16, 2013

The big man in red, Santa Claus, made an appearance with his wife Mrs. Claus at the Christmas parade in Brigus. A member of the fire department rode with Santa before the parade started to ensure it was safe and ready to go.

Published on December 16, 2013

Sir Topham Hatt himself was a special guest to the Christmas parade in Brigus this year on Dec. 14. Gerald French (far left) dressed as the iconic controller from the famous children’s show Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, which was the float’s theme. Gerald’s son Gerald Jr. (second from left) and his family, wife Kelly (centre), son Zachary (in front of Kelly), family friend Darlene Anthony (second from right) and son Peyton rode the float in the Brigus parade for the family company Crow Hill RV Park. The train will join two other similar pieces in the park next summer.

The parade in Brigus went ahead, even in the windy and chilly conditions on Dec. 14.

Families, groups and volunteers from Spaniard's Bay to Marysvale took part in the parade, with several elaborate and homemade floats.

The local library, several fire departments and a family business were some of the entries in this year's event.

These are some of the pageantry highlights from Saturday's event.

Geographic location: Marysvale

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