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The spirit of Christmas is alive

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  |  Posted: Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 10:33 am

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We were happy to see residents brave the cold and attend the 2013 Airdrie Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 7.

Despite temperatures dipping below -20°C, families bundled up and headed to stake out a spot on Main Street to see Santa, elves, reindeer and other holiday characters strut their stuff.

Although attendance is understandably down when Jack Frost rears his ugly head like he did last weekend, it is community events like this that bring neighbours together.

In today’s society where people are so busy and everyone rushes into their garage at the end of the day, there is nothing like catching up over a cup of hot chocolate at City Hall or the library while carollers sing a Christmas tune and candy canes are handed out.

These events collect funds for non-profit organizations, let local businesses get their names and faces out in the community and encourage residents to shop local. This, in turn, helps businesses be successful and give back to local non-profits.

Thank you to everyone who braved the frosty temperatures to attend this year’s Santa Claus Parade.

You could have spent the night watching holiday movies or drinking eggnog by the fireplace but instead you came out to meet some new people, catch up with those you know and bring life to the community.

We are glad to see the spirit of community and Christmas is alive and well in Airdrie.


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