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Callao welcomes the Holidays with parade

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:03 am

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Callao just keeps getting better. This year, it added a Christmas Parade to the festivities.
The parade had several dozen entries ranging from decorated golf carts to huge fire engines and a bunch of John Deere tractors. In addition to fire trucks from a number of area volunteer fire departments, Dan Corder had his personal antique fire truck in the parade. Fred Paul entered his antique sedan. The local Republicans marched with a Christmas banner. “The Callao Kid,” now no longer a radio announcer but the region’s circuit court judge, Mike McKenney, served as announcer at the parade as he used to do when Callao still had a big firemen’s parade in August. He also read the Nativity story during the town Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
With the town decorated for the season, events went on all day. A bazaar at the Callao Volunteer Fire Department opened at 1 p.m. and went on until 5 p.m. Santa and his workshop were set up in the store building next to Bay River Realty.
“Sixty youngsters came to see Santa,” event organizer Lisa Deitz said Monday. The kids not only got to visit Santa but they also got to decorate ginger bread houses that they could take home with them.

For the full article pick up a copy of this weeks Northern Neck News 12/5/18

Parade participants wave during the Old Fashioned Callao Christmas event.