Thursday, December 01, 2005

Prelude to Christmas

The annual Patton Christmas parade was held on Friday, November 25th. Many towns around this area have a parade and town lightup the day after Thanksgiving. This year, because of the early Thanksgiving, only Patton kept with the traditional date.

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A small but enthusiastic crowd, braved the cold winter air in anticipation of the arrival of Santa Claus.

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Cambria Heights band.

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Santa helps a John Deere.

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A float

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The Patton Fire Truck

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Santa prespares to step down from the truck to greet the crowd.

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Visiting with children in the Patton Fire Hall.

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Two young ladies from Carrolltown ring the bell for the Salvation Army. In Pennsylvania it is a tradition of "buck and bells" as the bell ringers are out on the first day of deer hunting season.

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Black capped chicakees and titmouse on feeder.

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Tufted Titmouse


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Gold Finches (Spinus tristis) on a thistle feeder.

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Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

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House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus

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Ground breaking for a new building at the Hastings Industrial Park.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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