Santa Claus waves at the crowd on Main Street Saturday, Dec. 2 during the annual Christmas Parade in Woodsfield.Westwood Place’s “reindeer” Doris Lude and Jennifer Fawson greet the crowd during Saturday’s Christmas Parade in Woodsfield.Woodsfield Mayor Mike Cox, right, and Village Light Plant Superintendent Floyd Longwell, pose with this year’s honorary grand marshal, Congressman Bill Johnson after lighting the tree Saturday, Dec. 2.Josie Friday plays shy with Santa at the Kiwanis’ annual pancake Breakfast With Santa Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Brown Center.Radison Norman and Allie Isaly scout out the jewelry at Patty Turner’s Paparazzi table. The girls spent the day at the Elementary School tending their Girl Scout bake sale, which went well, they said. “We had six things at the beginning, and they’re all gone,” they said.Kids enjoy creating Christmas crafts at Kiwanis’ Breakfast With Santa Dec. 2 at the Brown Community Center in Woodsfield.Barbara Carslund, Office Manager at the Chamber of Commerce, inspects the now-almost-full box of toys that had been outside the Chamber office all day during the Festival. Toys For Tots collection at the Chamber will run through Dec. 12, Carslund said.The Caldwell High School Marching Band made a special appearance during the annual Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 2 in Woodsfield.

Monroe County kicks off the holiday season with annual Christmas Festival

They are awful busy this year, but Santa and Mrs. Claus made time to come to Monroe County Saturday, Dec. 2 to help area residents get in the Christmas spirit during the annual Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival.

Activities designed to get area residents ready for the holiday were held throughout the day.

The festival started with the annual Breakfast with Santa,

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