Friday, September 30th, 2016

Merry Christmas Parade!

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It was near-perfect weather for a parade in Waukesha, and the crowds were out in force for the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade.

Congratulations to the Potawatomi Council Cub Scouts Pack 9 from Hadfield school in Waukesha for winning 2nd place in the Community Groups category. After winning in the “youth group” category the last two years, the scouts were placed in a larger division competing against floats made entirely by adults and more than held their own.

The theme of this year’s float was “The Day After Christmas” and featured Santa Claus sunning himself on tropical island with a volcano blowing smoke and tinsel into the air. One of the palm trees also blew tinsel into the air. The elves and the reindeer (scouts wearing Hawaiian shirts) followed the float. The crowd loved it, and everyone had a great time.

The Wigderson Family would also like to thank the Tom and Vicky Hekkers for their generousity in hosting their parade party this year. The Lovely Doreen from Waukesha and our daughter took advantage of the hospitality while waiting for young William and myself to complete walking the parade.

What a fun and interesting group that turned out including blogger and business owner Curt Otto, and candidate for mayor Darryl Enriquez.

Speaking of candidates for mayor, time for the Croc report: incumbent Mayor Larry Nelson dressed in the spirit of the occasion today with the brick red Crocs matching his red shirt.

Because Will had to be at the float before the parade, we went Downtown early. We stopped Martha Merrell’s Books and Cuddles Hallmark to see Santa Claus. We love going there every year.

Afterwards we spent some time in Cutler Park before going to the Cookies Galore on Broadway. We bought a dozen cookies, and then after eating a couple bought a dozen more. The cookies are so good you could pass them off as your own (unless, like me, you can’t bake).

Will and I walked along the Fox River to Frame Park looking at all of the ducks along the way. Doreen and Moira hit the town, stopping at Poppin’ on Broadway, Allo! Chocolat, and Katydids at Maple & Main.

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