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photo by Arden McClean
SPECIAL NIGHT: Sara McClean confers with Santa following the parade in Thorndale on Friday night. Her mother said that Santa never misses the opportunity to meet and greet the children of Thorndale during the Thorndale Lions Club’s annual Santa Claus Parade. It is a wonderful community event that is organized and funded by the Lions Club and is supported by many community organizations and businesses.

New Christmas Eve parade route

by Wendy Spence

     The Dorchester station of the Thames Centre Fire Department will be bringing Christmas cheer to others as they tour throughout the community during the 2017 Santa Claus parade on Sunday, December 24. The route has been shortened so that firefighters can have time to spend with their families. Watch for the parade and Santa in your neighbourhood. Here is this year’s route and approximate times:
     5 to 5:30 p.m. Depart from the fire hall to Carleton Court, The Parkway, Pinehurst Drive, Byron Avenue, Parkview Drive, The Parkway, Dorchester Road, Canterbury Drive, Sherwood Crescent, Canterbury Drive, Huntington Crescent, Canterbury Drive, Dorchester Road.
     5:30 to 5:50 p.m. Byron Avenue, Hamilton Road, Manley Drive, across Hamilton Road? Foxhollow Drive, Forest Grove Crescent.
     5:50 to 6:25 p.m. Foxhollow Drive, Woodvale Drive, Mitchell Court, Turnberry Drive, Oakwood Drive, Hamilton Road.
     6:25 to 6:50 p.m. Thames Crescent, Terrance Avenue, Thames Crescent, Hamilton Road (west) to Bridge Street, Queen Street (west), Queen Street (east), Dorchester Road.
     6:50 to 7:25 p.m. Dorchester Road (Jane Street), Catherine Street (east), Harris Street, Minnie Street, Village Gate Drive, Minnie Street, Clara Street.
     7:25 to 7:40 p.m. Clara Street, Marion Street, Shaw Road.
     7:40 to 8 p.m. Shaw Road, Catherine Street (west), Waubuno - Catherine Street (east).
     8 to 8:20 p.m. Carl Street, Ross Avenue, Ruth Street, Catherine Street, David Street, Ross Avenue, Patricia Avenue, Catherine Street, Richmond Street, Charles Street, Catherine Street, Bridge (Jane) Street.
     8:20 to 8:45 p.m. Hamilton Road (west), Mill Road, Wheeler Avenue, Christie Drive, Mill Road, Hamilton Road, Dorchester Road to fire hall.

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