Above, Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd and met kids after the parade at Walter Harris Memorial Library.
BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF –
Santa and Mrs. Claus brought 40 floats with them to Markdale on Saturday, November 24 with a little help from local businesses, organizations, dignitaries, and the Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce. The weather was mild with rain and freezing rain later in the afternoon as families enjoyed the community's Christmas spirit.
This year's float winners were:
Business: Peek Thru My Window
Service Club: Gentle Shepherd Church
Children's: Macphail Memorial Elementary
Musical: Hope Ranch
Applejack donned his best Christmas attire accompanied by his handler, Daryl Minifie.
Grey Highlands mayor Paul McQueen, together with many Councillors, hosted the municipality's heritage float.
Members of Vie Taekwon-do demonstrated their craft along the parade route.
Members of the Ramoca Shrine Club of Owen Sound had a ball driving their mini cars all over Main Street, a perennial favourite of the parade.
What self-respecting parade would be complete without a pipe band? The Loch Lomond Pipe Band from Owen Sound performed to the delight of onlookers.
The Grey Highlands Hawks hammed it up for the crowd singing carols and handing out candy canes to appreciative fans.
Walker Stables brought one of their best horses (and rider) to the parade.
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