Annual Ava Christmas Parade

Santa Clause rides atop a fire truck through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.

Santa Claus rides atop a fire truck through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.

The First Southern Baptist Church float passes through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.

 

 

A woman and child are all smiles as emergency vehicle light the background during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.

 

The frist Ava fire truck, a 1929 Chevrolet passes through the square during the annual Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.
The Ava High School band marches in the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.
Participating organizations march south along North Jefferson Street Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.

 

Parade on-lookers wave as vehicles and floats pass, throwing candy during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.
A pick-up truck advertising for a local auto parts store drives through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.
A cold, young boy rides a float during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.
“Santa” maneuvers a military-surplus vehicle through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.

Young girls ride horses through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.

The Somers Farms ATV entry passes through the square during the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Ava, Missouri.