While some county municipalities have cancelled holiday parades and other festivities due to COVID-19 concerns, the City of Clarksburg is went forward with its annual Christmas parade on December 8.
According to Clarksburg city recorder Leigh Grice, the city did not place attendance limits or required that parade-goers to wear masks, though safe practices and social distancing was encouraged.
“We’re just telling people to do what makes them feel comfortable and be respectful of others,” said Grice.
The parade was set to start at 7 p.m. with line-up in the Clarksburg School parking lot at 6 p.m.
The parade will follow its usual route along Highway 22.
Riding as grand marshals in this year’s parade are 16-year-old Isaac Roberts, who was seriously injured in an accident at Clarksburg Supermarket earlier this year, and Noah Milam, who helped to save Isaac’s life before emergency responders arrived at the scene.
Santa once again rode in the parade, though he did not personally visiting with children this year.
The parade also featured many floats and decorated vehicles, but no marching bands performed in this year’s parade.
And Huntingdon’s ISTEA Express, a usual feature in the parade, was not included this time.
But there was judging of parade entries, and cash prizes awarded to winners in several categories.