The 2015 Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, with the theme “Christmas Around the World” was hosted in downtown Sedalia Saturday morning. Sophia Hesse, 4, left, and Ava Stone, 8, rode with their great-grandparents, Ron and Judy Camarirand, of Sedalia in a red 1991 Jaguar Limited. The parade had a total of 92 entries.
Vicki Mewes rides a bike for Tom’s Cartillac Bikes, with 10 month-old Nehemiah Gill, during the Christmas Parade Saturday morning at Ohio Avenue and Second Street. Nehemiah is the son of Andy and Whitney Gill, of Sedalia.
A snowman waves to the crowd and walks along Ohio Avenue with State Fair Community College cheerleaders Saturday morning during the annual Sedalia Chamber Christmas Parade. Mild temperatures and sunshine brought a large crowd out to view the parade.
Members of the Sedalia Shrine Club Fun Kor delight the Christmas Parade crowd with antics in their spinning automobile Saturday Morning at Ohio Avenue and Third Street.
Little Morgan Sheppard, 2, enjoyed the Christmas Parade Saturday morning, but the motorcycles were a bit loud. Her father Travis Sheppard helped her by holding his hands over her ears. Morgan was attending her second Sedalia Christmas Parade with her father and mother Scharla Sheppard, all of Sedalia.
“Honoring Our Veterans” was the theme of the Pettis County Historical Society float in Saturday’s Christmas Parade. From left, Caleb Reed, Eidan Ragus and George Gomez were all portraying World War II soldiers. They were dressed in authentic uniforms from that era. Riding with them, and not pictured, was Payton Camirand.
Toward the end of Saturday’s Christmas Parade Santa waved to children from the top of the Sedalia Fire Department fire truck as he rode down Ohio Avenue.
On Saturday, before the Sedalia Chamber Christmas Parade, Kipton Swanson, 1, of Cole Camp looks over the colorful bicycles that would be given away to children by the Full Circle Motorcycle Association after the event. Kipton was attending the annual parade with his grandfather former Missouri State Fair Director Mel Willard, of Laurie.
Members of Sedalia Elks Club No. 125 carry a large American Flag in Saturday’s Christmas parade. The parade had 92 entries, four marching bands and five motorcycle groups participating this year.
Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat