Santa Claus is coming to town twice

He’s making a list, and checking it twice, and this year, on his list of things to do are two stops in South Dundas. 

Santa will be in South Dundas twice in the coming days.

Thursday, December 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., the Iroquois and District Business Group is hosting the jolly fellow at the Iroquois Legion. 

Along with the opportunity to see Santa, kids can enjoy crafts and a wagon ride, weather permitting.

It looks now like the weather is going to be good for the wagon rides, and even better on Saturday for the Morrisburg Santa Claus Parade.

Set for 11 a.m., Saturday, December 5, parade organizer George Davies is looking forward to the day.

He expects about 50 floats and a handful of marching bands. 

Although one of the regular bands from Montreal is unable to participate this year, Davies has managed to book two combined marching bands from Ottawa.

Davies never knows just how many floats or walkers will come to participate in the parade, but over the 22 years that he has been organizing this parade, the end result has always been great.

 

He hopes that everyone who is not participating in the parade will fill the streets along the parade route to enjoy the festive efforts that so many put into this event.

Spectators are reminded that students from Morrisburg Public School will be walking the parade route collecting donations for the Dundas County Food Bank.

The parade route remains the same as previous years starting from St. Lawrence and Fifth Street, winding its way through town to the plaza and wrapping up at the Morrisburg Fire Station where children can have a snack and a visit with Santa.

Davies, who has been the primary organizer of this event since its inception, has been coping with some health issues, but says he now feels great. 

He will be at the parade, but this year will have to be chauffeured around for his parade marshaling duties. 

Davies has not lost his enthusiasm for the popular event, and is already planning for next year.

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