T’was the weeks before Christmas

The streets were crowded, the kids were screaming, and floats road down the streets lighting up Old Fredericksburg.  On December 7th, radio stations, high school bands, junior dance, and pet organizations showed their love of Christmas participating in the Fredericksburg Christmas parade.  Groups like the SPCA walked alongside their dogs in deer antlers and Santa Clause outfits advertising to save animals while B 101.5 the radio station had their giant human size bee making children’s faces light up with joy.  Even though it was about 35 degrees, people from all over the Fredericksburg area cheered on each float waiting for Santa Claus to appear. Senior Mekhi Miller said, “I liked the atmosphere of the night. The little dancers were so cute dancing.” Leading Santa Clause was a mix of the Spotsylvania County Schools bands called the Emerald sound and guard: Massaponax, Spotsylvania,Courtland, and our own Riverbend band playing We Wish You a Merry Christmas.  There were dozens of baton twirlers and flag girls dancing to different Christmas songs and even preschool age dancers too. Two hours of Christmas, coldness and joy traveled around Fredericksburg.  Senior Laura Fraughnaugh said, “It was magical. Yes it was cold but I had a jacket and blanket on so it was all good.” Next year come out to support your Fredericksburg Christmas parade