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I Dec. 12, 2013 By ANDY KOBER Rain was in the area and i actually began falling during last Friday's Christmas parade. The CallawayI Cavalier football team, competing in the state playoffs, had a game scheduled that same evening, draw- ing fans and potential parade participants out of the area. Those factors caused the Hogansville Christmas Parade to be smaller and draw less of a crowd than in past years, but despite those issues a good time i was had by those attending. WINTER WONDERLAND - The bright and colorful float depicting Santa Claus and the North Po!e Christmas Parade. The float was sponsored by Dongwon Autopart. highlighted the Hogansville THE STARLIGHT Trees, located at the gazebo in Calvin Hipp Veterans Memorial park and spon- sored by the Hogansville Pilot ClUb, were lit in cel- ebration of the Christmas Season coming to Hogansville. The city's Christmas decorations, consisting of banners, candles and ornaments, had been hung from decorative lamps and were lighted, adding to the festive occasion. Prior to the parade and after it concluded, Debbie Elzey and Kyla Smith entertained those in the park with a variety of Christmas music. :The Christmas Parade featured a number of notable entries inclu g a float with council mem- bers Thomas Pike, Jean Crocker, and George Bailey along with Mayor-elect Bill Stankiewicz and coun- cil member-elect Jimmy Norred. Serving as Grand Marshall of the 2013 HogansviUe Christmas Parade was Ralph Lynch. 'YCOUNCIL THE PARADE started and ended at HogansviUe Elementary School, and after the parade Santa Claus made his way from the school to the park where he greeted those children waiting patiently to visit with him. The visit from Santa was sponsored by Dongwon Autopart. RAIN DROPS KEEP FALLING - Also on the city float in the Christmas Parade were council member-elect Jimmy Norred and council member George Bailey. As evidenced by the umbrellas, it had started raining at this point during the parade. LEADER OF THE PACK - Ralph Lynch served as Grand Marshall of the 2013 Hogansville Christmas Parade. The entourage enjoyed riding in the convert- ible until the rain started. They had to stop and put the. top up. DIMINUTIVE QUEEN-Ali- Beth Thigpen was featured in the Hogansville Christmas Parade. She has captured the titles of Little Miss W e s t Georgia, Junior Miss Tro u p County and Junior Miss Hummingbir d Festival. DISTINGUISHED FLOAT - Facing the crowd, council member Thomas Pike, Mayor-elect Bill Stankiewicz and council member Jean Crocker are on the float sponsored by the city. POIGNANT MESSAGE - The Stars and Stripes Marching Corps of LaGrange was featured in last Friday's ,-% ,hristmas The Marching Corps also pro- vided a mes- sage remem- bering U.S. mil- itary personnel sewing around the world. LET IT SNOW - KIA had several entries in the Hogansville Christmas Parade including this t h a t appeared to be covered with snow. Hogansville has already experienced a dusting of snow this winter.