Picturesque pageantry pervades Purdy parade

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Santa Claus rode high on a Purdy fire truck to bring up the tail end of the Christmas parade on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

Santa Claus rode high on a Purdy fire truck to bring up the tail end of the Christmas parade on Saturday.

The Purdy High School Band made a jubilant sound as it led the marching units in the Purdy Christmas parade on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Cornelison and Son's Construction brought one of many classic vehicles to brighten the look of the Purdy Christmas parade on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com
A train representing the Purdy First Free Will Baptist Church offered a colorful entry in the Purdy Christmas parade. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com
The Exeter High School Band used small forces to make a big sound at the Purdy Christmas parade. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Insurance Specialties brought a float filled with North Pole characters to help populate the Purdy Christmas parade. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
The First Baptist Church of Purdy brought a giant birthday cake and children wrapped in packages for its float in the Purdy Christmas parade. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Dressed as reindeer, children from the Purdy school district's preschool program led Santa's sleigh in one of the floats at the Purdy Christmas parade on Saturday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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