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Hollidaysburg Welcomes Winter and Holidays with Winterfest Parade

Series: The Holiday Season | Story 1

Last updated 11/25/2019 at 3:53pm

Jill Brubaker Reigh

Ready for the parade are (from left): Mother Ashli Hatch of Altoona; grandmother Robin Sanchez of Duncansville; Madalynn Hatch, age 8; Granddad Joe Sanchez; and Dad Brooks Hatch holds Harper Hatch, age 4.

The holidays center around traditions. In Hollidaysburg. the traditional start of holiday celebrations is the annual Winterfest parade the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Katrina Pope, Director of Community Relations and Events for The Borough of Hollidaysburg, announced preparations for the annual Winterfest celebration with the placement of the "Diamond tree," from Canal Basin Park, on the Diamond.

The WinterFest Parade, sponsored by the American Legion Post #516, kicked off the festivities on Sunday with 50 registered units. Along the parade route, local Boy Scouts and the United States Ma...

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