In spite of the wind and cold temperatures, an appreciative crowd of spectators turned out for the 14th annual Archbold Parade of Lights.
Moms and dads bundled up their kids under layers and layers, sometimes so many that all one could see were eyes and noses; but oh, what a treat for the eyes is the parade!
It was another year of lighted floats, another year of the sensational Archbold High School marching band, another year of excitement and anticipation as everything from massive decorated fire apparatus to a miniature garbage truck to Archbold’s own “dancing outhouse” drove by. The village of Archbold showed another reason as to why it’s great to live in such a fabulous township and small village.
It takes a lot of people to put on the annual Parade of Lights, from the Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce to the Archbold police, street department… even the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club. Whether it’s organizing, directing traffic, or setting barricades, it takes a lot of hours, mostly accomplished by generous volunteers.
And that doesn’t include those who invest the time, effort, and money into building the floats to entertain and amaze all the happy holiday viewers.
Nobody receives appearance money for our parade. It’s all done for the sheer enjoyment of the Christmas season.
Everyone deserves a pat on the back, a hearty handshake, and recognition for a job well done!