I watched the Appleton Christmas Parade march festively up College Avenue last night and I wondered what Harry Houdini must think of the little city he called home.
Certainly, he must be impressed with the show — friendly ballerinas, bundled babies, 19 marching bands, spirited nursing home residents zipping around in decorated wheel chairs, carolers, fire engines, trucks, a giant grocery cart all promoting a worthy theme:”Our Wish for the Season: Peace, Joy & Harmony.”
I think he also must be pleased with the community’s constitution. A brisk breeze dropped the wind chill factor to 13 degrees, Still, hundreds of families lined College Avenue to enjoy the evening’s festivities.
If they were cold, nobody showed it (especially not the group of young men who ran the Santa’s Scamper wearing only their Speedos. Brrrrr).
I took photos until my face hurt and I could not feel my index finger and then I went home, once again impressed with the vibrant city I, like Harry, get to call home.