On what started as a blustery and wet fall day we had the Eighth Annual Lloydsville Christmas Parade. Worrying as to what affect the weather would play on the day I was wonderfuly suprised and happy with the turnout of entrants and spectators. Even with questionable weather our faithful friends gathered together to make a great event.
Some of the special people who were instrumental to making the day so great were Christine and Dwight Jenewine who supplied, prepared and served everyone with food and drinks and snacks. Also Michelle and Art McCort who let us use their garage so people could eat and visit inside without getting wet. Also Preston Kress who spent alot of time contacting buisnesses and Fire Departments to come and join the Parade.
I would like to thank our participants for coming out to put on such a wonderful parade. They were-Jason Suter and Scott Porter with ODOT trucks, Mike Chambers with a 1970 Monte Carlo, Morris Miller, Olivia Miller, Cora Zaerott with M&D Transportation Escort Seevice, Christine and Dwight Jenewine with golf cart, Dennis and Chris Kirkpatrick with 1932 Ford Coupe, Crystal Cavano and Sarah Touville, led by Duncan (the reindog) with Honda 4x4 fourwheeler, Dave Callipare with John Deere Tractor, Jake Orr, Deana Miller, Deanna Miller, Charlie Dobrzynski with Big Black Dodge, Robert Thomas with Morristown VFD, Mark Berry and Brandon Jones with Kubota Tractor, Sheila Turney, Blake Elliot, Elaine Billetter with side by side, Cassie Soltesz, Jenna Piatt, float participants, William Robertson and Kennith Staten with Holloway VFD, Bill and Barbara Ferrell four wheeler and John Deere 420 tractor,Kirk and Bill Bethel with 1930 Ford Sedan, Jake Tecosic with Belmont Fire department E-41, Amy Cole and J.R.Satterfield with Razor, Cumberland Trail Fire District#4 Truck 31, Brian Bethel with 1936 Plymouth, Jim Osovich with 1972 Monte Carlo, Preston, Denise and Chloe Kress and Earl Clark with Sasquatch, And Jeff Henry and Greg Bizzarri Richland Township Constable and Trustee respectively. And last but not least Special Thanks to Santa Clause (Tom Jarvis" with elf, Carman Mengon, taking time to meet with the children and listening to their wishes after the Parade. Without all of these great people, and I hope I didn't miss anyone this would not be possible. I look forward to seeing all of them and more next year on the second Saturday in December for the Ninth Annual Lloydsville Christmas Parade!
Thanks again, respectfully Lew and Carman Mengon and Preston Kress Parade Organizers
P.S. Maybe next year The Times Leader might show up and get some pictures.
Lewis T. Mengon