Santa Claus with his helper Haley Bennett on the left and Paislee Arbogast telling Santa what she wants for Christmas. Paislee is the daughter of Caleb and Holly Arbogast, of Arbovale. Photo courtesy of Durbin Days Heritage Festival committee

Don Jennings

The Durbin Christmas Parade had a lot of community support this year.

It was a little cold, but I don’t think the kids felt it because they were more interested in seeing Santa.

There was a Christmas Party at the Durbin Library after the parade, where the children got to sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they want for Christmas.

Danielle Mace set up a table so the kids could make Christmas Tree Ornaments.

The Durbin Days Festival Committee went all out with the decorations and providing treats of hot chocolate and fruit punch and a variety of cookies as well as an old favorite – popcorn.

Santa and one of his elves handed out small gifts and a bag of candy to every child. Some of the kids were a little shy, but Santa made them smile.