Nice night for a parade

Press staff report

Beautiful weather helped attract a nice crowd for the annual Holiday Lighted Parade Friday evening in Charles City.

Spectators of all ages lined Main Street for the half-hour parade, with many younger observers eagerly gathering candy from the parade entries that distributed it.

The Holiday Lighted Parade is a Community Revitalization event, and also serves as the official arrival of Santa Claus in town.

Santa will be available at his house in Central Park to talk with kids throughout the Christmas season. The schedule is:

• 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 9.

• Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16.

• 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.

• 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 23.

The Santa House is provided by the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by CUSB Bank, Family Community Credit Union, First Citizens Bank, First Security Bank & Trust, State Bank and Andy Laube Photography.