Town Square

What a parade!

Original post made by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Dec 8, 2011

Riding in the Pleasanton Weekly convertible in the Dec. 3 Christmas parade, I had a different perspective on this annual event that now is in its 40th year. Sitting with Gina Channell-Allen, this newspaper's publisher and president, we were among the record-high number of 2,600 people who walked, rode and marched in the parade along Main Street. We saw many of the 25,000 who were shoulder-to-shoulder all along the parade route, cheering, waving and tooting horns. Some wore Christmas hats; many wore colorful holiday clothing as they watched the more than 90 entries (our car was No. 48). The drawback for us is that as the parade passed by, we were always in the middle, but we never saw the parade ourselves.

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