Santa couldn’t have asked for a more perfect night as he, Mrs. Claus, and a few elves, took a short break in toy making to participate in Barbourville’s annual I Believe in Santa Claus parade.
With at least 20 brightly lit vehicles or floats circling the courthouse square, there were plenty of sights and sounds of the season to keep everyone’s attention for nearly a half hour.
At the end of the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus handed out almost 300 treat bags to children who followed them over to the Barbourville City Park amphitheater.
Participating in this year’s parade were the Barbourville, Little Poplar Creek and Bailey Switch Fire Departments, Cub Scout Troop 746, Lynn Camp Elementary and high school cheerleaders, Barbourville Shrine Club, Oleika Temple Oriental Band out of Lexington, Union Mission Baptist, Bethesda Baptist, and Artemus Baptist churches, Homer Rice, Barbourville Funeral Home, the Disney Princess, Sonic Restaurant, the Lynn Camp Elementary Dance Team, Forcht Bank, Bounce Time Inflatable Place, and the Artemus Fire Protection District.
The parade board wishes to thank everyone for participating in and making this year’s I Believe in Santa Claus Parade such a great success.