Photo from- 2016 Santa Claus Parade by Sheryl Smith- Gardening Ontario Pakenham– Photos taken by: Judy McGrath
Compiled by Evelyn (Bole) Storey, of Pakenham.
Received from George Stewart of Almonte –
Pakenham parade story in New Yorknewspaper – The following article on the Pakenham Christmas parade appeared in the Dec 10 Wall Street Journal and was given to the Chronicle Pakenham correspondent. ( no year was given)
Santa Claus is coming to town tomorrow, but the Chicken Pox got here first. Santa is coming anyway. He had chicken pox before back in the winter of 1911 and isn’t worried about catching it again. But lots of folks are worried about catching it or already have it, and may stay home tomorrow instead of taking part in the welcoming parade. Which means that of all the Christmas celebrations around the globe, there is at least one, this tiny population…
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What a wonderful story!