Augusta, Georgia – Hundreds of people spent the day celebrating Christmas at the 2015 Miss Augusta Scholarship Pageant Christmas Fantasy Parade on Saturday. It was held in downtown Augusta and WJBF News Channel 6’s Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery hosted the event. WJBF very own Stefany Bornman was also on Broad Street talking to folks about their favorite part of the parade.
“I love the bands. I love all the bands,” said Joyce Small who attended the parade.
There were plenty of bands, from several schools in the CSRA, to enjoy on Saturday during the parade. Even Augusta’s Mayor Hardie Davis was passing out candy.
“Everybody is doing the same thing. Enjoy this beautiful day we got a beautiful say to enjoy the celebration of Christ and Christmas,” said Charles Sharpe, who was at the Christmas Fantasy Parade.
Sharpe says his family and friends have been coming out to the Christmas Parade for more than six years and this year he came prepared with his RV!
“So he asked me could I bring mine out and I said why sure! So I brought it out here for us to celebrate this beautiful parade!” Sharpe told WJBF News Channel 6.
Boton Twirling was just one of the things people got to see.
“A bunch of candy and a bunch of people marching through the streets,” said Christian Scott.
Teddy bears galore and of course all the sweet treats for everyone! Even some of our WJBF News Channel 6 Crew drove by.
“Just to come downtown and get your mind off the current things that are happening in the world. You know this is a great release for people just to come and have fun,” said Robert Jones, as he watched.
For these out of towners, waving at the floats was their favorite part!
“It’s my baby girls first parade so we wanted her to see the best of the best!” Jennifer Bangoura said.
And up on the firetruck everyone paused when out jumped good ‘Ole Santa Claus!
“Merry Christmas,” a crowed of people at the parade said.
There are several parades happening on Sunday as well! In Columbia County it starts tomorrow at 2 p.m. In Edgefield County, the parade begins at 4 p.m. and there is a rumor that Santa may bring some snow to the town Christmas Tree! Aiken County’s Parade is Sunday December, 13th.