Showers Can’t Stand in the Way of Christmas Spirit

Maddy Snyder, Staff Editor/Writer

When the weather threatened Zachary’s highly anticipated Christmas parade, the community came together to make the best of a less than ideal situation. 

The city of Zachary celebrates Christmas in many ways, but perhaps the most exciting is the Christmas parade. Each year small businesses design floats, ride through Main Street, throwing candy to children and business cards to adults. Residents eagerly await the event every year. And this year was no different. 

Thirty minutes before the parade was expected to begin, flocks of people lined the streets, finishing touches were being added to floats, and a buzz of anticipation filled the air. But that excitement was soon replaced with dread when the sky opened up. Cold, fast raindrops beat down on floats and spectators alike. It seemed as if the parade was going to be canceled. 

But the city remained optimistic, holding out hope that the weather would clear. Instead of cancelling, they pushed the parade back. Half an hour later, the rain began to slow. The parade rolled around 10:30am, with community members showing up (wet hair and all) to support. 

Despite the unforeseen weather, the Zachary community came together to spread Christmas cheer once more!