Ilderton’s Christmas Parade 2021

The community came out in large numbers to enjoy the first parade in a long time.

Last year due to the pandemic, the exhibits were stationary and cars drove past them.

Fortunately, this year, we were able to congregate, with safety measures taken, to enjoy the floats as they passed by.

I am told there were around 28 different floats, including some decked out farm machinery.

Although a little windy, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

The Lion’s float was designed to depict Santa’s workshop with a sleigh filled with presents and ready to be hitched to Santa’s reindeer for the trip on Christmas eve.

Of course Santa had his own means of transportation on a different float but it breaks down, the Lion’s sleigh will be available.

It took about 2 weeks to construct and thanks to Lion Glenn’s shed, was able to be assembled in a warm and comfortable space. The team consisted of Lion President Brad McGhie, Lions Greg Strapp, Chris Christensen, Joe Szabo, Glenn Phillips, Ricard Lucas, Rick Graham, Bob Mooder, and Nick Cake who was instrumental in getting the Club to participate.

Thanks to Lion Bob Rushton, accompanied by his wife Nancy, our float was pulled in style by a new GMC diesel truck.