(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)
Santa Claus is coming (back) to town.
That town is Beaver Falls, who will be hosting their annual Christmas Parade–the theme this year is “Merry & Bright” on November 26 at 6:00 PM, with pre-parade festivities and Santa’s post-parade gathering with the city’s citizens taking place at Neighborhood North: Museum Of Play on 14th Street beginning at 3:00 PM and following the parade, respectively. Beaver County Radio will have live coverage of the parade that night as well.
Parade Committee members Paula Durish, Nancy Valentine-Jones, Rochelle Burks, and Christine Kosanovich joined Matt Drzik on the November 16 edition of A.M. Beaver County to discuss the planning and process of putting the parade together–a process that is still continuing and will do so up until the start of the parade. “I have forms in my office in the city building, the city clerk’s office on the second floor,” Durish said. “We [also] have forms on our Facebook page, and all of the information has been available for months.”
As far as the requirements for a float, band or other group to be in the parade? According to Valentine-Jones, there’s only one: “Don’t be Santa Claus. There’s only one and he will be at the end of the parade.”
The parade will be bookended by activities at Neighborhood North: Museum Of Play, which serves as the site for Winterfest and Santa’s arrival due to the ongoing construction of Library Park. The construction will also be moving the town Christmas tree to a new location, near the city building and the WesBanco building on 7th Avenue. The parade committee extended their thanks and gratitude to Neighborhood North executive director Christine Kroger for her giving of time and space to the day’s festivities.
To watch the full interview with the Beaver Falls Christmas Parade Committee, click on the Facebook feed below!