Monday, December 10, 2012

December 8 was a very full Christmas Celebration Day in Fruita, Colorado

December 8 was crammed full of Christmas events in Fruita. A great Arts and crafts Fair was in progress at the Fruita Community Center earlier in the day with the Lioness' Chili Supper following.
The Girl Scouts decorated their "Mitten Tree" after collecting hats and gloves to give to Salvation Army. There were boxes many throughout businesses to collect toys and food for those less fortunate.
Musicians and choirs filled the air with strains of the holiday songs we have come to love and cherish.
The Rotary invited Santa to sit for awhile as he had his picture taken with many a bright-eyed child. Even the Girl Scouts came for their photos. All this cost was a donation of canned goods for the food bank. 
And on we go into the season that reminds us how lucky we are, regardless of how we may feel at times. We live in a free nation, Many times, we see neighbors helping one another when there is need.
Let us hope that for the new year, this spirit grows and spreads even more and even farther. 
As heard so many times last Saturday, Merry Christmas to all, and may a blessed New Year be yours.

The Gringe went his merry way as his float sort of went its way, and this
photographer's flash unit also went along, but thanks to Adobe Photo Shop
the image remains till another season a year from now.

Pablos Pizza put on a great show of lights on their float. Yeah Pablo's!

Small but mighty this float added to the festivities reminding all about
the importance of supporting Shriner's Hospital for Children. After all,
Christmas is so about children all over the world

The Shooting Stars worked hard on their beautiful float.

Add captionRocketing along, this float reminded all of Santa's journey.

Not to be outdone, the FFA worked their magic with the "E" character
of comic orgin and adventure.

And so ends the parade, following many beautiful floats, with the fire
engine of old brightly decorated, blushing red.
I will post more photos taken this day. And, maybe Santa will fill my stocking with a working
flash or  the means of taking photos with little light. We'll see.

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