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A very bundled up Bentley Price gets into the Christmas Spirit with his first visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus during this year’s annual Parade of Lights.

Many attended despite the freezing temperatures. Organizations handed out goodies to all, including much needed hot cocoa.

This tradition makes the lighting of the Hawthorne Christmas Tree across the street from the park and allows children, of all ages, to get a glimpse of Christmas in “Small Town America”.