Edgar Springs Parade and Breakfast with Santa

Photo by Shari Harris
Parade-stopping pillow fights on Broadway.

By Shari Harris,
  The Edgar Springs Rural Fire Department does more than respond to emergencies. In addition to being first responders, they have made it their mission to spread Christmas cheer. The big-hearted members of the fire department (who spent their own money to put on this event) showed they could change the weather Saturday, because they made the sun shine for several children with a parade and breakfast with Santa.
  The cold drizzle decreased the turnout in floats, but cars lined Broadway as children and adults watched the parade. Edgar Springs’ version of “Elf” was an unexpected sight. He stopped the parade several times when he jumped out of his truck to pillow fight with bystanders. Miller Glass was awarded first prize for their participation in the parade this year.

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From left, Bella Humphry, Kase Coverdell and Khloe Coverdell 
enjoyed their visit with Santa at the Edgar Springs Fire House.
 The fun continued at the fire station after the parade. The line to talk to Santa Claus stretched across the fire station, and children told him their Christmas wish while parents snapped pictures. Santa and his fire-chief size elf gave each child a gift.
  The ESRFD members had prepared breakfast, so after everyone had received a gift and a blessing was said, children and adults lined up for pancakes and sausage. Children played with their gifts as parents and grandparents visited with neighbors.
  Fire Chief Ernie Coverdell and his crew succeeded in spreading Christmas cheer, and those that attended are grateful. Coverdell thanked the Edgar Prairie Days committee for their help.



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