b'Get in the Christmas Spiritwith a Santa Claus ParadeWant more out of life. and more at the fairgroundsTupperware is the perfectt Jillian Howsam has already had a chat with Mother Nature to arrange beautiful weather for the walk-by LookingSanta Claus parade planned for Saturday December 4, for Reps! from 5 -8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the plan may have to change to a drive-by parade, she cautioned. Check the Chamber website and the Port Perry Bulletin for updates.Theoat before . Theoat has been freshly painted and refurbished and More Attractions volunteers still painting the reindeers in time for the parade.More like a Christmas Festival, parade night at the PortThe Port Perry Santa Claus parade is a joint project Perry Fairgrounds will also feature decorated ChristmasbetweentheScugogChamberofCommerceandthe We are more than just bowls! trees and live music. The public is invited to stroll by toLions Club, noted Jill, who is co-chair along with Kristen admire the stationaryoats and other attractions. Meyer-Creamer.Book your zoom virtual party today for the holidays To commemorate Port Perrys 150th; the theme for theJill has been involved in organizing the local parade foroats is Christmas Together Since 1871. 20 years, ever since she joined the Chamber. A parade en-Quick turnaround on deliviers Lasts a lifetimeLife time warrantyJill said she is hoping that participants will go all outthusiast, she started volunteering with Christmas parades to createwith an old-fashioned Christmas theme.oatswhen she was 12 years old.There will be a maximum of 35-40and no com- oats,Ive always loved Santa Claus parades, Jill comment-Call Pat Nelson at 403.820.4774 mercial vehicles this year due to space restrictions. Theed. She is hoping that everyone will love the innovative Email: patnelson2012@yahoo.ca cost to enter aoat will be $100. 2021 parade event.Floats will be judged on the following categories: BestDetails are notnalized yet, but Jill said that some pro-patnelson.my.tupperware.ca Light Show, Best Junior Float, Most Detailed Theme Floatceeds from parade night, might go to a local charity.depicting Christmas Together Since 1871, and Best FloatBy Lynn Campbell, Focus on ScugogOverall Embracing the Spirit of the Season.The guest of honour, Santa Claus, will be in attendance to delight the children. Santasoat, which is 25 years old, recently got a facelift, Jill said. Theres new garland. Karen Meyer, Kristen Meyer-Creamer, Jillian Howsam, Michael Filip, Bob Porter, Suzy Francis, Sandy Parkes, Laura Smith, Sarah Sutton and Barb Tomcheski lovingly touched up the paint on the reindeer and houses.Christmas Tree ContestNew this year is the Christmas Tree Contest. Heres how it works. Terry Vos of Vos Independent Grocers is donating up to 30 trees. Interested members of the public can pick up a tree, decorate it, and then donate it for the auction. These beautiful trees will be on display at the fairgrounds for visitors to enjoy on parade night. The auc-tionwill be done the week before, so the lucky winners can pick up their fully decorated trees to take home at 8 p.m. on December 4. There is a $50 entry fee. Six musicians, bands or choirs, will be booked to per-form for an hour and a half each during the three-hour event, to add to the holiday ambience.Jill explained that up to 40 volunteers will be on hand at the walk-by parade, to make sure that people keep moving along, and to ensure social distancing, in keeping TAYLOR FORD with their approved COVID safety plan.During the pandemic in 2020, Port Perry had a virtual 1565 Hwy. 7A, Port Perry parade online.905-985-3655(Beside Walmart) Notingthattherehavebeenmanyenquiriesabout www.taylorfordsales.com 2021 parade plans, Jill commented, Everyone wants to Monday - Friday: 8-6 Saturday: 8-4 get back to normal and celebrate special traditions.8FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2021'