The Knights of Assumption Council 3397 were pleased to join with members of Our Lady Queen of Peace Council 6247 marching in The Pitman Santa Parade on Saturday, November 29.
Our theme was “Keep Christ in Christmas,” which we happily displayed with banners leading and following our marching contingent. Our knights wished everyone along the parade route a Merry Christmas.
The parade route was packed with throngs of locals looking to enjoy the various marchers and of course the arrival of Santa Claus who closed out the festivities.
Many thanks to Lew DeEugenio and Summit City Winery for the use of their covered wagon, which served as our council’s float.
The knights spent the day before the parade doing a little decorating.
MIke Walsh, Erin Hensh and Paul Cavaliere decorate the float.
We made sure our “Keep Christ in Christmas” sign was easily seen.
3397 Knights Clete Beckel, Mike Walsh, Jim Cosgrove, Dom Scarcella, Michael Hensh, Paul Cavaliere, Ray Iacovone, Doug Miedel and Neal Cullen get ready to march off in the Pitman parade.
Many thanks to the Hill family for the donation of their Advent Wreath.
Getting ready to head out.
The Pitman parade sees a big gathering of marchers.
The Knights of the Pitman Council led off our marchers.
We were happy to follow our brother Knights lead.
Our families rode in style on the float.
Greenery and lights set our float apart.
Marching into downtown Pitman.
Our Trustee Jim Cosgrove snaps some pics.
One final view of our float along the parade route.
The Knights of Our Lady Queen of Peace have been hanging their banner in downtown Pitman for years.