Fort Scott’s Christmas Parade

Fort Scott Parks and Recreation Department served free hot cocoa and cookies to parade attendees Tuesday night.

About 50 parade entries and a large crowd braved temperatures in the  30s Tuesday evening to enjoy the 2017 Fort Scott Christmas Parade.  The event was sponsored by Briggs Automall and hosted by the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce.

The theme was “Christmas Vacation” and new this year was a decorated golf cart category.



Mayor Jolynne Mitchell waits with Santa before the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree following the end of the parade.
Children could make craft items while waiting for Santa at Papa Don’s Restaurant, with the help of Fort Scott High School Pride students.
Santa was available to listen to children’s wishes at Papa Don’s Restaurant, with a free photo provided by Walgreens. A book was given to each child courtesy of USD 234.
Brita Rygmyr, manager of Papa Don’s Restaurant; Lindsay Madison, executive director of the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, and Santa Claus share a moment before names were drawn for the lucky-draw.



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