A holiday parade brings the community together

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

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The “Rotary Club of Hammond 60th Annual Christmas Parade” included over 53 parties throwing beads, candy, stuffed animals, toys and more to onlookers along the parade route.

The lineup included fire engines, Christmas floats, marching bands, cheerleaders, baton twirlers, horses and Santa in a red sleigh. The parade, themed “A Louisiana Christmas,” started in the parking lot adjacent to Strawberry Stadium at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and toured Hammond.

Miss Amite Oyster Queen Sierra Jones, a senior business administration major, shared that the most gratifying part of the parade was “pretty much it being Christmas.”

“I love everything about Christmas, and it’s so much fun being with the royalty, spending time with them, and seeing everyone out here excited,” said Jones.