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NEW HOLLAND -- Saturday evening the village of New Holland
kicked off the Christmas season with a Christmas parade around the
With a chill in the air, and the spirit of
Christmas all around, it was a bright and festive occasion, filled
with great parade entries, lots of candy and plenty of kids to enjoy
The parade was led by the New Holland Fire
Department and included the American Legion Porter Bell Post 715,
represented by Wayne LaForge, Darrell Tibbs and Mark Beavan; and the New Holland-Middletown Cub Scouts, Pack 99.
The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club participated with
the following entries: 1958 Dodge pickup, Aaron and Sally Little;
1970 Chevy, Ivan Tripplett; 1962 T-Bird, Jim and Diane Loeffler; 1965
Mustang, Leroy and Bev Ramthun; and a 1993 T-Bird, Mr. and Mrs.
Also participating were the New Holland
Methodist Church with an entry pulled by Gary LaForge; the Sheridan Township
truck, driven by Grant LaForge and Kathy; Shelton Mowing Service; the Kirgan
family and friends with their mule, Merna, and cart; Abraham
Lincoln monument replica pulled by Bob Rankin; Land of Lincoln
Antique Tractor and Engine Club entry pulled by Cameron Harnacke;
and the "HoHoHo" Girls -- Sharon Tibbs, Bev Tibbs and Margo Roethlisberger
in a 1941 Plymouth.
And, the New Holland Fire Department brought
up the rear, ending the parade.
Before the parade started, little train ornaments were handed out to
all of the entrants as a thank-you for participating.
After the parade was over, entrants were invited to Harnacke
Buildings for cookies and hot chocolate.
Pictures by Jan Youngquist