Letter: Thanks to all for a brisk and successful Christmas

Despite the cold, a wonderful group of cheerful people turned out for the sixth annual Christmas in “Little” Washington parade and festivities sponsored by the Rappahannock Hospitality & Visitors Association (RHVA).

There were more than 30 groups participating in the parade, including the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps, Rappahannock High School Band, beautiful floats and children, horses, sheep, mini-equines, dogs, bagpipers, antique cars, elfin characters and Amazing Grace the trick mule. Ben Jones and Friends sang at Stonyman Town Square and the Langley High School Madrigal Choir performed exquisitely at The Theatre.

While it looked easy, there were very important behind the scenes people from RHVA and the community at large who made it all happen: Gary Schwartz, Diane and John MacPherson, Alice Anderson, Alma Viator, Linda Lawler, Chris Doxzen, Susan James, Ernesto Flores, Tom Papke, Donald Chandler, Mary Ann Kuhn, Thom Pellikaan, Jerry Goebel, Ruthie Windsor Mann, Gwen Hanson, Karen Crow, Katherine Leggett Miller, Katie Pricer, Kaye Kohler, Jan Makela, Hank Gorfein, Laura Overstreet, Wendy Weinberg, Walter Nicklin, Mayor John Sullivan, the Lions Club, Sheriff Connie Smith and her deputies, and the county Tourism Office.

To all those mentioned, without your help, it would have been impossible to have hosted our guests and had such a wonderful parade. A special thank you to you all!

Denise Chandler
RHVA Parade Director

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