The weather was rainy and dreary, but spirits were merry and bright at Graham’s Christmas Parade Saturday morning (Dec. 3).
There were fewer bands and beauty queens than might normally be the case, but parade watchers found creative ways to stay out of the rain or, in other cases, simply embrace the wet elements to watch or catch a glimpse of a friend or family member in the parade line-up.
Allison Scarlett of Graham with daughter Finley (14 mos.)
Dan & Mirian Vines of Burlington before the parade got started with Piper, who was initially distracted by her game. Later she would be an attentive and enthusiastic parade watcher. The Vines family found shelter under an awning on the southwest side of Court Square.
Not even attempting to find dry ground, Jerrie Teague and her children, Dylan and Hailey, simply lined up beside the Historic Court House. With them is Elizabeth Piat.
Popular viewing vantage point was under the awning of downtown businesses, here at Green & McClure.
The Spivey family of Gibsonville lined up in front of the Historic Court House where mom, Rita Spivey, works in the Clerk of Court’s office. With her are husband Jay, Candice, Reagan, and Ali.
Carolyn Lewis of Burlington with her dog Caruso.
Casey Baize of Graham with Nikko Craven in her lap; Chase Breeden, Christian Baize, and Noah Craven
This is the east side of the 100 block of North Main Street looking north as the parade approaches.
This is the west side of South Main Street, with umbrellas in ambundance.
Large umbrellas provided protection during most of the parade while the rain was light; it got heavier as the morning went on.
Cameron and Christina Bruner of Mebane with their son Bailey and Lacey Dyer.
Kim Coleman and her mother Sharon McGinnis had probably the biggest umbrella at the parade, although McGinnis was satisfied to use a smaller one..
County commissioner chairman John Paisley and wife Joyce took grandchildren to see the parade.
Kelly Wester and Nathan Lenfert of Graham.
Stephanie London & Jack (5) from Kernersville.
Staying tucked into an entryway were Justin Curtis with Jaiden, Ralynn and Jaxstin.
Tia Woods family, mostly in the van.
Brandon Johnson of Burlington with ‘Foxxy.’
Yenny Baca of Burlington with Joshua (13) and Liam (5).
FIRST PARADE – New Graham resident Jennifer Holder with son Cooper (12) at their first Graham Christmas Parade.
Addison Caviness of Burlington with dog Saddi
Amanda Starr of Burlington with Micah Buzzell (12) Christopher Stevenson (1½) and Nahlia (8 mos.)
evin & Megan Hickman (of Eden) with Kaitlyn Swenson, and Salem (2) and Asher (8 months).
evin & Megan Hickman (of Eden) with Kaitlyn Swenson, and Salem (2) and Asher (8 months)