By Tammy Moore Teague
The Waldron community gathered on Saturday evening in anticipation of the annual Christmas parade. This year’s theme was “Kindling the Love of Christmas.”
The talented Waldron High School choir kicked off the event at 5 p.m. that evening. Their voices echoed sweet sentiments that truly warmed the heart. Mayor Neil Cherry spoke briefly, thanking the residents for allowing him to serve the city. Following presentations from the City Clerk/Treasurer, Chamber of Commerce and Daltons Place, the Mayor directed everyone’s attention to the city’s lighting ceremony. This year Doyle Dickens was given the honor of powering the Main Street lighting display.
At 6 p.m., a festive fireworks display kicked off the parade. Leading the parade, Mayor Cherry and Mayor-Elect David Millard. Cherry presented Millard with a ceremonial passing of the gavel. Millard will take office January 1, 2019.
The fun-filled day was special for all ages, old and young. Many thanks to all the participants and volunteers who worked so hard to make this a special day!