Santa usually hopes for snow when he and his reindeers join the annual Madawaska Valley Lions Club parade through Barry’s Bay, but this year he had to be satisfied with a rainstorm instead. Lions Club Secretary Bill Schroeder praised the hundreds of residents who braved the elements to greet Santa. A total of 24 floats participated in the event, with prizes awarded to the top three floats: Tamarack Innovations, Brotton Brothers and Burchat Construction.
Here are photos of some of the entries. Photos supplied by Madawaska Valley Lions Club.
Paul Thompson from the Madawaska Valley Food Bank painted a bleak picture of the holiday season for some Valley folk as winds buffeted his banner while he, on his own, pushed an empty grocery trolley along the Opeongo Line. The Food Bank and sponsors will have a Radiothon fundraiser on December 9. The Current will publish a separate article about the Food Bank.