Santa parade will be Saturday

MOUNT CARMEL - The annual Santa Claus Parade - sponsored by the Mount Carmel Lions Club, the Mount Carmel Business Association and the Mount Carmel Volunteer Fire Department - will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Parade co-chairmen Paul Kaminski, Mayor J. Kevin Jones and Lions President David Berezovske said Santa will be led by the Mount Carmel Area High School Band and will be followed by rescue personnel in vehicles decorated in colorful Christmas lights.

The parade will form at Third and Hickory streets and will travel north on Hickory to Second Street, west on Second to Oak Street. south on Oak to Seventh Street, east on Seventh to Hickory Street, south on Hickory to Third Street, west on Third to Oak Street and south on Oak Street to the Mount Carmel Area Public Library, where Santa will distribute candy to children.

The Mount Carmel Borough Police and Auxiliary Police will also be assisting along the parade route. Lighted emergency vehicles from the area are welcome to join in. Band members will meet prior to the parade at Third and Hickory streets.