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Town of Church Point celebrates Christmas with annual parade

Posted at 9:55 PM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 23:21:58-05

CHURCH POINT — It may have not felt like December, but that didn't stop dozens in Church Point from celebrating the season.

The town hosted its annual Christmas parade on Sunday.

Ali Picard has been attending the parade since she was a child. Now, she's sharing the experience with her husband and two daughters.

"It's Eleanor's first parade. She was only six-weeks-old last year. Lily loves Santa Clause. [Lily says] 'Momma, look! Santa!' It's cute," said Ali.

The Church Point native says her favorite part about the day is seeing her daughters' reactions.

"Seeing the kids light up when they see Santa is just amazing," said Ali. "And, the Grinch! The Grinch was fun this year, too.

Ali's mother-in-law Ruth and her husband Carroll have six grandchildren.

Ruth says attending the parade now is even more fulfilling than years past.

"You look back on your kids, and it was kind of more of a blur, you know, because you're so busy with life," explained Ruth. "When those grandkids come along, it's slowing-down time, and we can enjoy it more."

The Picard family wouldn't want to be anywhere else than home.

"We're just a little smaller community. Love one another. Everybody's friendly and giving here," said Ruth. "We just feel even though we live out in the country, th