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Parades and more bring holiday spirit to south Butler County

The south end of the county will be brimming with seasonal activity Saturday as several holiday events take place in Georgiana and McKenzie.

McKenzie kicks things off at 10 a.m. December 5 with their annual Christmas parade downtown.

Enjoy festive floats, riders on horseback, golf carts dressed in holiday style and much more, along with good old Saint Nick bringing up the rear.

In Georgiana, the Three Arts Club is hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar in a new location, the Georgiana Community House, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa – magical fellow that he is – will also be present from 10 a.m. to noon at the bazaar to hear children’s Christmas wishes and to pose for photos with youngsters and those young at heart.

“We will have lots of crafts – wonderful handmade ornaments, holiday décor items and much more – along with delicious pies, cakes, cookies and other baked treats to enjoy during the holidays,” said Three Arts Club member Melissa Brogden.

As the bazaar winds down, folks will be lining the streets of Georgiana to watch the city’s Christmas parade at 2 p.m. with vintage vehicles, beauty queens, colorful floats and marching units. New float entrants this year include the Hank Williams International Fan Club. And, of course, Santa will wave to parade-goers from high atop his perch on the big red truck.

Following the parade, fan club members invite everyone to attend their first Holiday Open House at the Fan Club House across from Hank Williams Park.

“We want people to stop in and visit us, enjoy some festive refreshments and celebrate the season,” said fan club board member, Sherri Brackin. The open house is slated from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.