Fallbrook celebrates a red, white and blue Christmas
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Issue 49, Volume 16.
Members of the Wounded WarriorsBattalion West on Camp Pendleton serve as Grand Marshals of the Fallbrook Christmas Parade which had a theme of “A Patriotic Christmas.” The parade, sponsored by the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, was held on Dec. 1. The USMC Color Guard from Camp Pendleton starts down the path of the parade which began at Ammunition on Main Ave. and ended at E. Mission Rd. Children in Fallbrook First Baptist Church’s AWANA Club go for a ride on their own patriotic float in the parade. Members of C.A.S.T. Academy who will perform in The Nutcracker ballet are featured on the school’s float. The Fallbrook High Marching Band
participates in the annual parade after performing in a band competition earlier in the day, Dec. 1. Representing the Escondido Mounted Posse, Suzie VanLancker rides Trojan, a Percheron dressed as an elf while Jerry VanLancker rides Storm, a quarter horse dressed as Santa. Radha Castro, left, and her sister Tulasi are prepared for parade watching with cups of hot chocolate and a homemade sign. Santa and Mrs. Claus ride in their sled above the Masonic Lodge’s float at the end of the Fallbrook Christmas parade. Miss Teen Fallbrook Kenia Robles, Miss Fallbrook Lexi Houk and Miss Teen First Princess Shane Murphy ride in a 71 Chevy Chevelle driven by Mike McGuire, with his wife Annette. North County Fire Chief Bill Metcalf and his wife Dotty are driven through the parade by Robin Kemper his ‘72 Buick Century convertible. The First Marine Division Marching Band from Camp Pendleton is one of the many bands walking and performing in the parade. Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War participate in Fallbrook’s “A Patriotic Christmas” parade on Dec. 1. Preschoolers at Mike Choate Center celebrate Christmas with their own float in the parade. Members of Relentless Wrestling in Fallbrook sit on the curb waiting for the parade to begin. Kaiya Wier of the Dartmouth Middle School Marching Band is ready to light up the night when she marches in the Fallbrook Christmas parade. Lena Infante, drum major for Great Oaks High School, Temecula, warms up for the parade.
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