HONESDALE, PA — The annual Santa Parade kicked off on November 25 on a cool, overcast and very windy evening. The parade started in a parking lot across the street from the intersection of …
HONESDALE, PA — The annual Santa Parade kicked off on November 25 on a cool, overcast and very windy evening. The parade started in a parking lot across the street from the intersection of Terrace Street with Sunrise Avenue, and proceeded down Main Street to 9th Street, where it turned, ending at Central Park.
Following the parade, there was a ceremony for the joint lighting of the tree in Central Park and the large star on Irving Cliff; the star can be seen from almost anywhere in Honesdale Borough.
Serving as master of ceremonies was “Classic” Bob Schmitt of Bold Gold Radio, assisted by the jolly old elf, Santa himself.
A large crowd was assembled along Main Street, and many chose to head to the park, following the parade, for the festivities. There was some caroling, an opportunity for photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and donuts.
Sydney Miller, a 25-year-old Honesdale native, was crowned Miss Pennsylvania in September. Miller will compete for the title of Miss America in Las Vegas, NV in March of 2023.
She now lives in Harrisburg, PA, but returned to Honesdale to participate in this year’s Santa Parade.
While awaiting the start of the parade, Miller posed for photos with 2022 Wayne County Dairy Princess Elektra Kehagias and others representing the dairy program.
A full assortment of decorated floats assembled by local businesses and organizations surely provided much joy to the parade-goers.
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