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Flushing Christmas Parade rings in the holiday season

ABOVE: The Union Local High School Marching Band, directed by April Linard, played the holiday favorite Jingle Bells as they marched their way up High Street.

FLUSHING — There were activities for all ages Saturday as Flushing held its annual Christmas Parade.

As is true for many events in the village, the Flushing Fire Hall served as the hub of the action, where a variety of food was being served from the kitchen and vendors selling crafts and other goods.

The annual Breakfast with Santa at Flushing United Methodist Church was held before the parade. There, kids were able to eat for free, and adults for a small donation, which this year benefited the Stratton Flour Mill Foundation, which is looking to raise $50,000 to have foundation and other restoration work done to the landmark on Mill Road.

According to foundation Vice President Earl Smith, they are hoping to someday open a museum out of the mill and hope to someday be able to have the mill operational enough to demonstrate its workings.

The parade was led off by Flushing Mayor Angelo Vincenzo and other village officials who acted as co-grand marshals, including Council President John Jozwiak, Councilwoman Sandy Twarog, and Fiscal Officer Jeryl McGaffick.

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