There wasn’t much snow on the ground when Santa made his grand entrance at Sand Lake’s Santa Claus parade last week Saturday, but it was definitely a chilly celebration.
Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the snowman, firetrucks, police and several floats made their way west on Lake Street from Fourth to Eighth, and over to the Sand Lake Nelson Township Library Saturday morning, much to the delight of dozens of children and their parents. Frosty greeted children as they went inside, and once inside, they had the opportunity to sit on Santa’s help.
Later that evening, the community held a tree lighting ceremony. They decorated the tree in Salisbury Park planted in memory of Jennifer Kowalczyk, 12, who died in 1984 of Burkette’s Lymphoma. The VFW served cookies and hot chocolate afterward, and there was music in the gazebo in the park.