FALL RIVER: The weather held off and hundreds lined Fall River Road and Highway 2 to take in the annual Fall River Lions Christmas Parade on Nov. 26.

Those along the route also brought food donation items for the Lions Christmas Express food drive, which was collected by the Girl Guides while monetary donations were dropped in water jugs carried along the route by the Lockview High Dragons hockey team.

PHOTOS:  Lions Xmas Parade in pictures

Passing out info during the parade (Cameron photo)

VIDEO: The start of the parade

VIDEO: The parade nearing the end

Candy passed to those near Richardson Drive during the parade. (Cameron photo)

Reporter Pat Healey was in the parade–the selfie-stick carrying Elmo was him–while Editor Abby Cameron and volunteer helper Olivia Dube snapped photos during the start and at the end of the parade.

The parade is put on for the community and a lot of thanks is owed to Lion John Bona and the volunteers who take time out of their day to help out on the day of and assist with the parade.

It doesn’t end there, the Christmas spirit continues as the Fall River and Area Business Association host their annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 2 next to the Tim Hortons in Fall River. Santa will be making an appearance! Things kick off at 6 p.m.

The tree will be lit at 7 p.m. If the weather doesn’t co-operate, the rain/storm date is Dec. 3.

Santa and Mrs. Claus waves to the crowd by Tim’s. (Olivia Dube photo)

 

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Pat Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!