Families take to downtown Columbia for Jaycees parade

8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Sunday, November 20 2016 Nov 20, 2016 Sunday, November 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM CST November 20, 2016 in News
By: Felesha Lee, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Jaycees hosted their 37th annual holiday parade on Sunday.

The parade began at the intersection of College Avenue and Broadway and ended at 5th Street. The parade began at 3 p.m. and lasted about an hour.

Mid-Missouri organizations, companies and schools marched through the streets handing out candy to families with children of all ages. Parade participants handed out fliers, sang songs and played instruments. Santa Clause was the final act of the parade, waving to children while perched upon the roof of his house float.

One of the attendees of the parade, Michael Keel, said, "I came out to the parade today mostly for the candy and to say Merry Christmas to everyone."

The Columbia Jaycees is an organization that focuses on building leadership skills in young adults. They were designed to give children the tools and confidence they need to make positive change in their communities. To find out how to be a part of the organization, visit the Missouri Jaycees website.

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