Santa Claus comes to Cornwall

Santa Claus waves to young and old along Second Street during the Cornwall Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Editor’s note: A gallery of photos is included at the bottom of this story.

CORNWALL – While people in southwestern Ontario were dealing with snow, Mother Nature cooperated in Cornwall for the latest edition of the Santa Claus Parade.

A clear night, light wind and eight degrees Celsius greeted hundreds of people, who lined Second Street around 5 p.m. for the start of the parade.

The festive affair lasted about two-and-a-half hours.

The city said there were over 55 entries this year. These are the winners in the various divisions.

  • Best business: Lowes
  • Best service club: Glendalers Winter Sports Club
  • Best small float: Mrs. Claus
  • Best dance group: Ecole de danse Powell School of Dance Inc.
  • Best school: Longue Sault Public School
  • Best local band: Nativity Guard
  • Best visiting band: Royal West Academy
  • Best equestrian: Donna Wilson and Bernie McPhail
  • Best Fitness group: Zumba with Jasmine

Once the parade was finished, the work wasn’t done.

Cornwall Parks and Landscaping employee Amber DeVries picks up trash along Second Street West on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 following the Santa Claus Parade. The city had 100 bins out along the route for people to get rid of their litter. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
Cornwall Parks and Landscaping employee Amber DeVries picks up trash along Second Street West on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 following the Santa Claus Parade. The city had 100 bins out along the route for people to get rid of their litter. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

A half dozen workers from Cornwall’s parks and landscape division cleaned up litter from along Second Street – the worst area was around Glengarry Boulevard.

The department had put out 100 trash bins along the parade route for people to get rid of their refuse.

Click on an image below to open a gallery of photographs from the parade.

 

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