Southern Oregon Pathfinders Participate in Christmas Parade

February 01, 2011 | Sharon Coupland

Clubs from Mount Mazama Pathfinder district in southern Oregon gathered in Grants Pass, Ore., for a Christmas City of Lights Parade Dec. 4, 2010.

The annual Christmas parade is held the first Saturday night in December. This year the weather forecast predicted rain, but by parade time the overcast skies were dry. Nancy Starr, from the Milo Mustangs Pathfinder Club, was really thankful it didn't rain. "It was great for the kids to get out there and share their faith, as a witness, being in a Pathfinder club," she says.

The Grants Pass Pathfinder Club brought their Pathfinder fair float as one of the requirements for the new parade honor. Rachel Ermshar, a Pathfinder from the club, says, "It was a whole lot of fun. I'm glad we get to do this every year. I'm really proud of our club and drill team."

There were record numbers along the streets as entries paraded up 6th Street. Anna Ermshar, a Pathfinder from the Grants Pass Club says, "At the end of the parade the crowd was thick."

After the parade the clubs met at the Grants Pass Adventist School for soup and games. Pathfinder bingo was a hit as were the games in the gym.