New Castle News

December 3, 2012

Photo Gallery: Ellwood rings in Christmas season with parade

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Ellwood City residents welcomed the Christmas season Saturday a parade.

The sidewalks of Lawrence Avenue were crowded with friends, family and children for the annual Home for the Holidays parade.

The Ellwood City Marching Blue Band and Mohawk Warrior Marching Band both performed in the nearly hour-long parade. Also performing were dancers from Studio P, Pam McDonald’s Dance Expressions and Diamond Dance Academy.

First Church of God and Wurtemburg United Methodist Church impressed with their large floats and live Nativity scenes.

Shriners from the Shriners Hospitals for Children stole the show with their parade mini-cars, as they wove through one another and whizzed by spectators.

When asked his favorite part of the afternoon, 11-year-old Dominic Wilson of Ellwood, said “the little cars.”

Following the mini-cars, a long line of fire trucks, ambulances from Noga and Medevac and a large pack of motorcycle riders showered parade-goers with candy.

The parade concluded with a wave from Santa Claus.

Following the parade, children were invited to visit with Santa inside the city’s municipal building.