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Ironton Christmas parade rolls through downtown

City’s Lions Club began event in 1993

Ironton had its annual Christmas parade through downtown Monday evening, an event that was started by the Ironton Lions Club in 1993.

The parade route began on Railroad Street, went down S. Third Street through downtown, and featured more than 50 area civic groups, organizations, radio stations, departments, teams, bands and more.

Along with numerous walkers and vehicles representing a plethora of businesses, schools and others, a few floats also made their way through the route, including those from Blessed at Home, Resurrection Hope United Methodist Church and Pawn World.

Wrapping up the parade was a visit from Santa Claus to get everyone in the spirit of the holiday.