Annual holiday parade brightens the holiday season

The holiday season was brightly and briskly kicked off in downtown Waukon Monday evening, December 1 with the annual Lighted Holiday Parade that traversed the city streets. The parade actually took place a week later than originally scheduled, as blowing snow and slippery conditions forced postponement of the parade from its originally planned date of Monday, November 24. Single-digit temperatures (note the 8° lit up on the Waukon State Bank sign at the left of the above photo) and wind chills nearing zero didn't seem to do much to dampen the holiday hopefulness of parade viewers lining Main Street and beyond as nearly two dozen parade entries and other festive activities in downtown Waukon that same evening brightened and warmed the holiday spirit for those attending.