CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com
The Dance Saute float passes by during the 18th Annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Main Street in Merced on Saturday (12-1-12) afternoon.  The parade was sponsored by the Merced Active 20-30 Club, Educational Employees Credit Union, Scholle Packaging, and the City of Merced with the theme "A Musical Christmas".  The parade included over 80 entries from school bands, local organizations, churches, with Santa at the end of the parade.  Hundreds lined main street despite a steady rain throughout much of the parade.  Following the parade Mayor Stan Thurston and Merco Credit Union CEO Mike Malone lit the Merco Community Christmas Tree, with awards for the best float entries being announced afterward.
CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com The Dance Saute float passes by during the 18th Annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Main Street in Merced on Saturday (12-1-12) afternoon. The parade was sponsored by the Merced Active 20-30 Club, Educational Employees Credit Union, Scholle Packaging, and the City of Merced with the theme "A Musical Christmas". The parade included over 80 entries from school bands, local organizations, churches, with Santa at the end of the parade. Hundreds lined main street despite a steady rain throughout much of the parade. Following the parade Mayor Stan Thurston and Merco Credit Union CEO Mike Malone lit the Merco Community Christmas Tree, with awards for the best float entries being announced afterward.
CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com The Dance Saute float passes by during the 18th Annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Main Street in Merced on Saturday (12-1-12) afternoon. The parade was sponsored by the Merced Active 20-30 Club, Educational Employees Credit Union, Scholle Packaging, and the City of Merced with the theme "A Musical Christmas". The parade included over 80 entries from school bands, local organizations, churches, with Santa at the end of the parade. Hundreds lined main street despite a steady rain throughout much of the parade. Following the parade Mayor Stan Thurston and Merco Credit Union CEO Mike Malone lit the Merco Community Christmas Tree, with awards for the best float entries being announced afterward.

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December 02, 2012 09:58 AM

UPDATED December 02, 2012 01:22 PM

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