The Monroe City community welcomed the Christmas season on December 1 despite the weathers plans of rain and wind. Downtown was filled with community members coming together dressed in festive attire to celebrate Christmas while supporting their interest in revitalizing Main Street.
The Christmas Parade themed ‘All I Want for Christmas’ started at 7 p.m. Many businesses, churches and organizations made their way west on Business 24 & 36 turning left on Main Street. Children were seen collecting candy and waving to all the participants. The Monroe City Fire Department led the parade with the most popular attraction, Santa Claus, who was standing on the front of the truck waving to all the boys and girls in awe of him. This year’s parade winners were the Methodist Church with first place, Porter Homes & Auto in second place and the Philadelphia Marching Band in third place.
Prior to the parade, the Downtown Monroe City Revitalization organization hosted a Christmas Street Stroll from 3-7 p.m. Main Street was decorated with people strolling up and down the streets in Christmas fashion. Small children rushed to find Santa to tell him all they were hoping to find under the tree this year.
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