Bah humbug Grinch: Holiday spirit couldn’t be stolen at Middleboro Christmas Parade
MIDDLEBORO — Enough Grinches walked, rode and even attempted to steal toys to overcrowd Mount Crumpit.
But the green grouches weren’t enough to steal the seasonal spirit from the annual Middleboro Christmas Parade, held under perfect sunny, clear skies Saturday, Nov. 26.
The crowd infused the event with holiday cheer as they applauded the passing floats and grabbed candy tossed from enthusiastic participants.
And then there were Santa and Mrs. Claus, perched high above the crowd in a Middleboro Fire Department bucket truck, waving to spectators and participants and giving their stamp of approval to the holiday tradition.
Cheers went up for the parade grand marshals, the Middleboro Little League team, which made it to the Little League World Series.
The parade is a long-standing tradition in town; Jodie McClain remembers attending as a child.
This year, she brought along her children, Grant McClain, 8, and Rowan McClain, 6, to share the experience.
Dominic Falcon, 6, missed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV but he more than made up for it with the in-person experience in his hometown.
Hilynn Dias, 11, had an immediate response when asked her favorite part of the parade.
But that wasn’t all, she said. “It’s super fun and you get to see all your friends in different organizations’’ who march or ride floats.
Amaya Dias, 13, also had her eyes peeled for familiar faces.
Her cousin, she said, rode the Girl Scout float. “We came here to watch it and to support my family.’’