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Santa arrives in Bellefontaine to kick off Christmas season (Audio, video, and pictures included)

Local residents crowded into downtown Bellefontaine Saturday morning to welcome the arrival of Santa Claus in the annual parade to kick off the Christmas season.

A large turnout was encouraged by unseasonably mild temperatures as over 30 entrants participated in the parade and marching bands from Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, and Riverside high schools entertained watchers with festive holiday tunes.

The Grand Marshal of the parade was Jon James of James Floors and Interiors of Bellefontaine.

Santa arrived on the National Salt float.

The parade was broadcast live on 98.3 WPKO

Hear Mayor Brannon recap the Annual Hometown Christmas Parade with Bill Tipple

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Watch a portion of the Bellefontaine High School Marching Band's performance.

Participants in the parade included:

American Legion

Logan County Sheriff’s Office

Bellefontaine Police Department

Bellefontaine Mayor Adam Brannon

Gretna Brethren Church

Safe Haven YMCA

The Winter Warm-Up

Stichin’ Stirrin’ ‘N’ Stuff

Bellefontaine Lions Club

Ohio Limo


Blue Jacket Boy Scouts

Logan County Girl Scouts

Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce

Bellefontaine seventh grade girl’s basketball

Logan County Jr. Fair Board

Hilliker YMCA

One-on-One program

Huntsville United Methodist Church

Bellefontaine eighth grade girl’s basketball

A.C. Insurance Agency

Hillcrest Baptist Church

Razz-Ma-Tazz Studios

Tri-County CAC

Dance Fuzion

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Ohio Horseman’s Club

American Red Cross

Shoe Sensation

Martin’s Landscaping

Holland Stars

Royer Realty

Bellefontaine Fire Department

National Salt

















































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