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Annual Christmas parade rolls through Crowley

Posted at 9:48 PM, Dec 03, 2020

CROWLEY — Santa sleighed through Crowley as dozens lined the streets for the annual Christmas parade.

"I love Christmas and I love the parades" Earline Adams said.

Adams said she has watched every Christmas parade since she was a little girl.

"I kept checking the newspaper's upcoming events, and I saw it was still on, I was clapping in my house" Adams said.

Organizers of the Kiwanis Club Christmas parade say they debated whether to cancel this year's parade.

"We talked about it for a long time, over the course of several different meetings, and we got together, decided we wanted to do it for the kids" Keeffer Kelbaugh said.

Kelbaugh says they made every effort to keep people safe. That means the celebration looked different this year. The parade rolled without a marching band, families were asked to social distance, and throws were not allowed. However, we did see some floats throwing candy.

"We kept the amount of floats down, we kept the bands out, we don't want it to effect the high school students, we took precautions like that to make it a successful safe parade" Kelbaugh said.

Attendees say they were ok with the precautions put into place.

"I'm socially distant, I don't want to catch that. Maybe next year will get better, I'm hoping" Adams said.