VFW Post 9791 carried the flags with Grand Marshal Captain Christopher Stroub just behind, leading a glowing army of firefighters and emergency vehicles brightening up the night for the Fantasy of Lights Parade.
You may not fully grasp what “Fantasy of Lights” can mean until you’ve seen two little girls, eyes filled with twinkling stars, their faces painted like an orange tiger and a bucktoothed pink rabbit, waving at their friends in a parade.
Youngsters strutted in the mountain’s holiday parade Saturday, Dec. 4, playing plastic flutes and laughing in the glimmer of Christmas lights.
The Chamber of Commerce creates the Holiday Faire. It opened at noon and started a little slowly, vendors report, but the streets filled with families by 3 p.m., seeking the perfect spot from which to view the big event. K’s Discount Depot reported good traffic. Michelle Nosco at Arts for Earth Foundation Gallery said, “We may have had the best day we’ve had all year.” Vendor Linda Ortiz sold out her entire inventory of apple crisps, egg rolls and snowman cupcakes. She was happy. Chatterpillar said the scavenger hunt brought in many festive visitors.
—By Patric Hedlund
This is part of the December 10, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
Have an opinion on this matter? We'd like to hear from you.