Crosby Children’s Festival unites community

Santa finishes the parade in front of the judges at the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce building on First St. Colorful floats

CROSBY – The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce outpaced even themselves with the 14th Annual Children’s Christmas Festival last Saturday, here.

Dr. Ryan Konarik launched the Jingle Bell Run at 8:00 a.m. and off on a dash for 5 kilometers went contestants.

At 10:00 a.m. the Family Shows of Houston carnival and a mainway of crafts, charities and concession stands filled the Crosby Fair & Rodeo Pavillion. The kids screamed with fun and the public turned out in droves to line the parade and fill the Fairgrounds.

The 14th Annual Christmas Parade went down Church Street to First, east on Runneburg and back south on Pecan to the Crosby Fair & Rodeo Fairgrounds. Winners of the parade entries were Little Country Church in New Caney for Best of Show, they had a float and a brilliant classic car escort. Best Business was Bud’s Storage with a trailride of excellent equestrians and a wagon pulled by horses that looked like ringers for Roy Roger’s Trigger. Best Organization went to Crosby Band that filled the air with excitement and sounds of Christmas. Eddie Foster proved beyond doubt that he could sing Country Western well and Word Photography provided that each child should have a picture and get to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas

At dusk the ceremonial tree lighting was filled with song and emotion.