Year In Review
Madison Courier 10K Walk/Run
Letters To The Editor
News & Record
Carroll County Detention Center
Jefferson Circuit Court
Jefferson Superior Court
Real Estate Transfers
Health Department Inspections
Civil War Sesquicentennial
Health Mind & Body
Christmas parade was all we expected
Monday, December 03, 2012 10:00 AM
Madison's Christmas parade returned Saturday and - if one was to look at the faces of the adults and children lining Main Street - was a resounding success.
After a year off because of a lack of participants, the parade returned with floats, a cast of well-known characters and a new name - The Very Merry Christmas Parade.
The parade boasted more than 40 entries including more than a dozen floats.
Aaron Kelsey, a Madison Consolidated High School art teacher, took over this year as parade coordinator and infused new life into the event.
Kelsey had a long tradition of wonderful parades to live up to. With the exception of last year, the parade has been around for decades.
Wonderful weather contributed to the festive mood. Contrary to what winter lovers might argue, Christmas parades are just as much fun when the temperature hovers around 60 degrees.
Of course, the highlight of the parade was a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. We appreciated them paying us a visit ... we know they are especially busy this time of year.
Holiday cheer was spread throughout the Courierarea. Switzerland, Trimble and Carroll counties also welcomed in the season with parades and special events.
The next three weeks will be hectic for many. Shopping for gifts, making plans to visit or host relatives and friends, planning holiday feast menus ... there is so much to do.
But let's not lose sight of the fact that our number priority should be taking care of one another.
Please fill out the form below to submit a comment.
A comment must be approved by our staff before it will displayed on the website.
© 2015 The Madison Courier 310 Courier Square, Madison, IN 47250 (812) 265-3641 (800) 333-2885
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved