|Butler Christmas Parade puts community in holiday spirit|
Despite the rainy weather conditions, the spirit of Christmas could not be dampened in Butler on Saturday, December 15. The Christmas parade made its annual procession through the streets of town providing a festive atmosphere and putting a cheery smile on the face of those in attendance. Everyone that took part in the parade received a participation ribbon. Pictured: Peoples Kids joined in the fun with a holiday themed float filled with excited children dressed as reindeer and elves. They also had a decorated Christmas tree with plenty of gifts wrapped underneath. Photo by Jackie Vaughn.
Santa Claus made his annual appearance at the Butler Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 15. He took time out of his busy work schedule and rode aboard a fire truck, waving to all the good little boys and girls in attendance.
Mary McDowell and Susan McDowell (Frosty) entered their "Frosty the Snowman" float in the parade. Even though the weather was rainy, their float provided plenty of winter wonderland to the procession.
Pendleton County Boy Scouts Troop 806 took part in the 2012 Butler Christmas Parade. The group saw their membership rise to almost twenty boys over the past year.
Butler Police Chief Kenny Hale, outgoing mayor Herb Clark and councilwoman Bonita Bonar showed their support to the community by joining the festivities despite the rainy weather conditions. Hale led the parade while Clark and Bonar walked with the procession.
Councilwoman Sue Brossart and family members (from left) Tyler Moore, T.J. Moore and Timothy Moore rode in a festively decorated truck during the parade.
Claude Evans came out for some holiday fun at this year's Butler Christmas parade with his merrily decorated modified motorcycle.
Kentucky State Representative Tom McKee came out for the holiday celebration in Butler on Saturday, December 15. You can always count on Mr. McKee to participate in community events whenever he can!
Butler Police Chief Kenny Hale led the holiday procession through the streets of town while greeting the spectators with a wave as he passed by.
Morris "Pop" Bray and Richard Bray paraded through Butler in a 1930 Ford Model A. "Pop" Bray celebrated his 91st birthday on 12/12/12.
Pendleton County Sheriff Craig Peoples and other officers from the sheriff's department made appearances at this year's Butler Christmas Parade. Several officers were on-hand and drove their vehicles in the procession.
New Butler Mayor Alice Smith (Santa hat), who was sworn into office on December 3, rode with the Girl Scouts Troop 1061 in this year's parade.
Even after battling a blaze late into the night on Friday, Falmouth Fire Chief David Marquardt and other volunteers from the fire department were on hand to participate in the Butler Parade.
The Butler Community Fire Department truck was just one of many fire trucks and other emergency personnel vehicles that rolled through town during the parade procession.