Typically on the first Friday of December Greenwood, MS. holds it’s annual Christmas parade. The theme this year was; “The Sights and Sounds of the Delta”. This year there were about 60 entries in the parade with bands from all over the state and nearby states in attendance.
At a pause in the route Sister Kathleen reminds the students on the float to wave at the crowd as we move along.
Sister Mary Ann poses for a photo op with the trophy given us for the float. The trophy is then handed over to the students on the float who proudly show it off. The trophy reads; “80th Annual Roy Martin Delta Band Festival” We received “The President’s Float Award”!
As we reach the end of the parade route the Boy Scouts’ float pulls away and St. Francis float retires for the year.
Community sharing and building are always a great part of this event. These aspects of a simple parade speak to the purpose and the value of the presence of the Sisters here at St. Francis of Assisi.