Optimist International Harper Creek Club

Optimist International Harper Creek Club

Optimist International Harper Creek Club Optimist International Harper Creek Club

Christmas Parade 2019

  

On Saturday, November 23 our club held its 40thannual Christmas Parade. The weather was great and the community supported the event with a great turnout. The Grand Marshall for this year’s parade was local historian and artist, Kurt Thornton. The theme of the parade this year: “A Postcard Christmas” was relative to Mr. Thornton’s book on the history of Battle Creek postcards.  Due to renovation of the downtown Heritage Tower, the parade took slightly different route this year. There were 79 entries in this year’s parade, including 3 local High School marching bands. A special thanks goes out to Jim Demarest for again chairing the event and also to club members Dr. Gary Gymer, Duncan Bailey and John Sims Sr. who have worked every parade since the initial event 40 years ago.