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Christmas Parade Debute

posted Dec 7, 2011, 2:34 PM by Lorrie Slaymaker
St Matthew's joined for the first time the Benton Christmas Parade sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  We dodged the rain-snow as we gathered at the old football field and found our places upon the float provided by Susan and Sean Beard.  Blanket appeared out of all the cars arriving with riders, so that the humans could stay bundled as we motored down Main street towards the Court House.  Dawn Leslie and helpers carried our new St Matthew's sign while others gave out pencils with "St Matthew's" imprinted on the side for parade souvenirs.  Dawn Leslie and Allison Nolly said this year was a 'test' to see how to negotiate the parade, St Matthew's style.  Now that we have our reconnaissance from the inside we can 'step' it up for next year.  And yes the rain-snow gave way to just a dark sky, and then in the morning we woke up to white ground.  Tis the season for sure!  Have a blessed Advent.