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New Cumberland’s Karen Cunningham (left) and Leroy Chevronet are all bundled up near First Choice America on Carolina Avenue to watch Saturday’s Chester Hometown Christmas Parade. The event also included children’s activities offered in Chester City Park, where children could enjoy a tour with Santa, crafts, cookies and hot chocolate; carriage rides; and an American Legion Vendor Fair along Carolina Avenue. (Photo by Stéphanie Ujhelyi)

Katelynn Franczek, 9, from New Cumberland, picks up candy thrown by horse riders. She was there with her parents, Tim and Joby Franczek.

The Oak Glen High School Marching Band performs during the Chester Christmas Parade.

The Hancock County Park District float descends along Carolina Avenue during the Chester’s Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon.

The Fiesta Tableware Company, Grand Marshals of the Chester Hometown Christmas Parade, was one of the lead units at Saturday’s event. They were later named Best Chariots for Submission, which recognized their 150 years in the pottery business. Other parade winners included the local Beaver High School Marching Band, We Live 2 Dance and the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department EMS unit from Beaver, Pa. The event also included children’s activities offered in Chester City Park, where children could visit Santa, crafts, cookies and hot chocolate; carriage rides; and an American Legion Vendor Fair along Carolina Avenue.

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