“I think we are going to have one,” Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander said earlier in the day, when the weather was threatening the parade.
Weather reports Friday indicated showers were a possibility Saturday evening, when A Dickens Christmas was supposed to be held in addition to the parade, carolers, the Festival of Trees opening at the Janice Mason Art Museum and the ceremonial lighting of the Cadiz Christmas Tree.
Despite lows in the 30’s, residents bundled up and braved the wind and drizzle to catch a glimpse of several of Santa’s helpers who officially rang in the holiday season.
“This is great isn’t it?” Relay For Life co-chair and parade attendant Pat Board said, who also walked in the parade.
Sandra Myers, head of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary and co-grand marshall for the parade lit the tree in Renaissance Square at 5 p.m., prior to the parade.
Carolers were also present and sang Christmas tunes as the basked in the glow of candles passed out by Renaissance on Main volunteers.
“Not quite,” Mayor Lyn Bailey said of the level of his Christmas spirits prior to the parade.
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