Santa opts for covered sleigh at rainy Rock Cave Christmas parade

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ROCK CAVE — Steady showers in Buckhannon and intermittent rain in the southern part of Upshur County led to a lighter-than-usual turnout for Rock Cave Christmas parade Saturday afternoon.

But the spectators and participants who were there didn’t let the downpour dampen their spirits.

Here are some scenes from Saturday’s parade, which kicked off at 1 p.m.


The City of Buckhannon’s Christmas parade is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7.

Members of the Upshur County Baton Corps march down Route 20 South.
The Banks District Volunteer Fire Department saw to it that Santa Claus made an appearance.
Mikie Blankenship waves excitedly to the big man in the red-and-white suit.
French Creek Freddie — the county’s most famous groundhog — emerged from his burrow to bid season’s greetings to paradegoers.
There was no shortage of twirling groups at Saturday’s parade.
The Upshur County Twirling Academy brought the heat in the form of flaming batons.
Rock Cave Elementary students represented their school.
Mayor David McCauley brought his slight Santa beard — along with greetings from the city — to the Rock Cave Christmas parade.