Santa arrives in Bellefontaine to kick off Christmas season (Audio, video, and pictures included)
12/2/2012 6:45:52 AM
By Scott Stockdale
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.