The PW Chamber’s “Hometown Holidays” Parade 2009
Photos by Christine Rose.
The Palms West Chamber presented the 26th Annual holiday parade on December 13th with floats and marching bands along Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington. For this “Hometown Holidays” themed parade, the weather was unseasonably hot, almost 90 degrees. However, this didn’t stop thousands of parade fans who came out to enjoy the creative floats, local high school marching bands, twirlers and dance troupes, magnificent horses, colorful clowns and costume characters. The grand finale of the parade was, of course, Santa Claus. Each year, the event raises thousands of dollars for scholarships awarded to deserving high school students from the western communities. This year Santa Claus also had the honor of drawing a winning raffle ticket and awarding a brand new car!
The 26th annual holiday parade is a production of the Palms West Chamber of Commerce, with the invaluable co-operation of the Village of Wellington, the PBSO and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and through the generosity of presenting sponsors Royal Palm Toyota, Royal Palm Nissan and Royal Palm Mazda. Community partners include: South Florida Fair, Republic Services of Palm Beach, Southern Palm Crossing, The Village Shoppes at 441, Fidelity Investments, City of Greenacres, Wellington Golf Cars, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Pepsi Americas, Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Royal Palm Beach, J.J. Muggs, Boynton Financial Group, Grapeseeker Advertising & Design, Christine Rose Photography and Hill Audio Visual. Media Partners include AroundWellington.com, The Palm Beach Post, Town-Crier, Wellington the Magazine, The Forum Group, Wellington Neighborhood News.
Photos provided by Christine Rose Photography. Christine Rose is an award-winning commercial and fine portrait photographer based in Wellington. Her specialties include fine portraiture, events, headshots, portfolio development, product, equestrian and polo photography. To view her online portfolio go to www.lilangelphotos.com. To see or purchase additional photos from this event go to her event site http://christinerose.smugmug.com