A large crowd gathered on both sides of Main Street downtown early in the evening of Saturday, December 10, the Hawkesbury Santa Claus Parade went through town.

Photos: James Morgan

Sparky the fire dog gave a big hug to a young parade watcher in Hawkesbury.
Mayor Robert Lefebvre greeted citizens from the municipal float. His wife Johanne Portelance is at the right.
Beside the École secondaire catholique régional de Hawkesbury float, Father Éric Robichaud greeted and extended blessings to the spectators.
Hawkesbury Jr. ‘A’ Hawks players in the Santa Claus Parade on December 10.
There was a cold east wind during the Hawkesbury Santa Claus Parade, but these hot air balloon burners kept the crowd warm and gave an impressive light show as they passed by.
The Vankleek Hill Girl Guide Unit participated in the Hawkesbury Santa Claus Parade.
Pulp and paper machine manufacturer Voith had an impressive float in the parade and included employees from its Hawkesbury plant.
Santa and Mrs. Claus happily greeted Hawkesbury parade spectators.