The Crofton Community Centre will be the starting point for the Crofton parade Sunday.

The Crofton Community Centre will be the starting point for the Crofton parade Sunday.

Entries still welcome for Sunday parade in Crofton

Community bands together to keep the event going in honour of Hurst

Everyone loves a parade and Crofton is the place that will be providing the venue this weekend.

The Crofton Christmas parade caters to all members of the family and gets underway at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 from the Crofton Community Centre.

The parade route goes from the centre, down Robert Street, left onto Queen and then takes another left-hand turn onto Joan Avenue to the finish in front of the Warmland Community Church.

Organizing the parade was the long-time passion of the unofficial Mayor of Crofton, Gerry Hurst. He wasn’t healthy enough to run it last year and died in April, leaving a huge void, but one the community is anxious to continue as a legacy to him.

Gabor Horvath has taken on the organizational duties and is hoping for a good turnout for the parade.

“People can still enter,” he said. “Floats are welcome.”

Entry forms are available at Galletto Market & Deli on Joan Avenue.

“The more entries, the better,” said Caroline Genis, Hurst’s sister, who will be carrying on the family tradition in the parade.

Hurst’s famed Lincoln Town Car will be featured.

“I’m driving that in the parade for Gerry,” Genis said.

There will be popcorn, hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Warmland Community Church, with donations taken for the Harvest House food bank. Pictures with Santa are free, but bring your own camera, said Horvath.

For more details on the parade, contact Horvath at 250-715-8634.

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