By Bernice Leslie – Special to the Sydenham Current
It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon for the 54th annual Knights of Pythias Santa Claus Parade in Wallaceburg on Saturday, November 18, 2023.
Through the courtesy of the Knights of Pythias and many volunteers, the event was a happy success.
The theme this year was ‘The True Meaning of Christmas’ and this was evident with every float and all those who participated.
The children’s excitement and smiles and the gathered families were the evidence.
Everyone gathered happily as each float came down Dufferin Avenue and through downtown on James Street.
Here is a list of this year’s participants:
– Wallaceburg Christian School,
– First Sombra Scouts
– Lambton Baptist Church
– Wallaceburg Skating Club
– Mark and Sarah’s No Frills
– Rustic Roots Child Care
– Van Zelst Market
– Wallaceburg Red Devils
– Valvoline Express Care
– Nick Hulme Lawn Care
– Toy Wars
– Wallaceburg Martial Arts
– Community Living Wallaceburg
– Solus Mutual
– Oaks Retirement
– The Pipe Band
– Patterson Motors
– Stuart Shipman, Riding Lawn Mowers
– Chatham Kent’s Fire Station #3
– Chatham-Kent Police Service
– Chatham-Kent Mayor Darrin Canniff
– Wallaceburg Councillors Carmen McGregor and Aaron Hall
Here are some photos from Bernice Leslie from the event: