Blythewood Christmas Parade

Santa came to town in the Blythewood Christmas Parade.

BLYTHEWOOD – The weather was sunshine and winter crisp, and the crowd was anxiously waiting. Once again, the Blythewood Christmas Parade did not disappoint. With about 75 entries, it lasted more than an hour. Because the parade had to be rescheduled due to weather, some entries were missing. But there were still plenty of firetrucks, dogs wearing antlers, scouts, dignitaries, beauty queens, bands and school floats. The Town Council members and mayor, sheriff and other elected officials were on foot as usual.

A highlight of the parade was the Grand Marshall – Scottie Opolyn of Scotties’ Café & Grill – who was honored for the impact he has made in the community as an extension of his restaurant. Having just  celebrated the restaurant’s 9th anniversary in Blythewood, the parade organizers noted that “Scotties’ has sponsored an annual Thanksgiving dinner for law enforcement officers and fire fighters, has served provided over 1,000 meals on wheels in the community on Christmas Day  and constantly supports our local high school sports teams and events.”

And, at last, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived on a beautiful red and white Christmas float, greeting all the boys and girls – good and bad.

Watch for more parade photos in the Dec. 27 issue of The Voice.