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Great Christmas parade embraced by community
Written by Jean Wilson, Harrison   
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 7:06 PM

Harrison’s annual Christmas parade and tree lighting was held on Saturday evening, Dec.1. The feedback I have received has been positive and that most people thought it was a great event.

To all the parade entries, the floats were were amazing and all of your hard work was apparent. To the people who lined the streets to watch the parade, thanks for coming out and supporting our event!

I hope that our Christmas parade and tree lighting was as fun and exciting for you as if was to me, and that next year’s Christmas parade and tree lighting to be bigger and better for our community.
There is no way an event is successful without great support. I thank:

The Rev. Harold Shackelford; Police Chief Chuck Lindsey and Harrison Police Department; Harrison Fire Chief Rob Hursong and the Harrison Fire Department; Harrison Street Crew and Jim Leslie, Jim Robertson; Mayor Joel McGuire;  Mrs. Purdy, choir director, Harrison High School and Jr. School choirs; Harrison High School Band; Scott Kercheval; Leslie Schneider;  Rusty Smith; Dan Losekamp and Technical Support-Russ Radcliffe, Dale Weber, John Anthony; Scott Jenkins and Jack; Harrison Knights of Columbus and Joel Beck, Ken Kromme, Doug Hoffman, Ray Brackman, Rod Hobday, Leslie Beck, Bill Luipold, Frank Cranert; Lonnie Montavon; Jerry Wilson, Ed Babler and All State Insurance; Dominos; Harrison Home Bakery; Life Springs; Relay for Life; Amazing Grace Church; and Rumpke.

To all of the vendors, I appreciate your continued support of our event. To all Harrison downtown merchants who stayed open, I thank you and hope you had a very successful evening.

My biggest thanks has to go out to the members of the Harrison Recreation Committee. They worked tirelessly to bring a great event to our town: co-chairs Mary Faith Roell and Tom Pack, Kim Vogelgesang, Patty VanCleve, Kandi Jaeger, Christy Tepe, Sally Kerr, Tony Burkhart and Jim Robertson.

Jean Wilson, Harrison
Recreation Coordinator