By: Zoie Olsen
As Christmas is approaching, holiday parades are starting and many local holiday festivals are happening all around Warren County. Did you attend your local holiday parades this year? If not, The Squire has you covered.
The Youngsville Community got into the Christmas Spirit on Saturday, December 1, as they held their annual “Youngsville Old Fashioned Christmas Walk,” which included a festive Christmas parade. The participants from the parade included the Extreme All Stars cheer team, who performed an amazing routine with Santa for the community. Also featured in the parade was Molly Dies Dance Express and the cast of the Christmas Spectacular advertising their musical, which was held this past weekend at the Warren Area High School. The parade also included the local Youngsville Cub Scouts, Garland Fire Department, and many more. The Youngsville First Methodist Church, located on East Main Street, offered free ornament making, hot chocolate, and cookies for the community as well during the parade. There were also a couple venders set up along East Main Street advertising their businesses and selling goods.
It was a cold and rainy day in Youngsville, but there was still a good number of Warren County citizens who came out to spread some Christmas cheer. The Squire sat down with Extreme All-Star cheerleader and Eisenhower student, Jasmine Punch, after the parade.
The Squire asked Jasmine how many years she has been performing in the Christmas parade. Jasmine answered the question by saying “I have been performing in the Christmas walk for two years.” She also shared with The Squire that she enjoys participating in the parade because she gets to entertain the community and show the outcome of all the team’s hard work. Cheerleaders from age 4 – 18 performed in the Christmas walk with the Extreme team. Jasmine stated that the most difficult part of learning the routine was getting everyone to cheer in sync. Now that Jasmine has been cheering with the team for two years, she really enjoys the opportunity of being a part of one big family.
For many families, attending holiday festivals and Christmas walks is part of their annual traditions. The Squire asked Jasmine if her and her family have any holiday traditions, Jasmine said that her family has at least two Christmas cookie parties and also just spends time together. The “Youngsville Old Fashioned Christmas Walk” definitely had Christmas in the air on that cold, December afternoon and all the parade participants had a fun time.