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The spirit of Christmas parades through Saucier



It's said to be the most wonderful time of the year and many of the people you met in Saucier will gladly agree.

"We love Christmas. That's our favorite time of the year. The best time of the year," Debbie Bond said.

The excitement is understandable. When you're surrounded by decorative floats, Christmas décor and even holiday themed animals you can't help, but get into the spirit of the holiday spirit.

To ensure that no one has trouble jumping on board with the season joy, the good folks of Saucier brought Christmas to the community.

"We really have a lot of fun. We throw all sorts of stuff. Kids can catch beads and even coloring books. It's really fun," Bond said.

The parade's Grand Marshall Mary Aycock, manages the local food pantry. She was asked to lead the parade by local firemen who wanted to honor her for her contributions to the city. She says she had no problem leading the way.

"I'm glad to see that Saucier is continuing to have a parade, and I hope it will grow in the future. It's something good an positive for the community. We get a lot of negative news here in Saucier, and I'm glad to see something positive," Aycock said.

A group also honored to be a part of the holiday march, the Harrison Central Junior ROTC Corps.

"We're here to support the parade and throw candy to the kids. Just have a good ol' time and celebrate Christmas," Brett Williams said.

For those who are still having a hard time getting into the spirit, the parade's Grand Marshall has a message for you.

"Christmas is God's blessing to the world. It is truly God's blessing to the world. If people can't be happy at Christmas time, they're in trouble," Aycock said.

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