Written by Daniel Offner Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
Over the weekend, people filled the streets of downtown Farmingdale, to bring in the merriest of holiday’s in fashion... with the annual holiday parade, presented by the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce.
“Saturday was very well attended and the parade ended up competing with the FHS Championship game,” said Chamber President Beth Mignone. “The Chamber received a lot of emails asking to have the time of the parade changed because they wanted to be at both events... which shows you how close the town really is, and how involved our residents are.”
Unable to change the start time, the parade went on without a hitch.
Parade-goers watched and cheered as members of the Farmingdale High School band strolled down the street, with a lively performance of some holiday favorites. About half-way through the march, members of the Daler’s cheerleading squad stopped to perform their trademark Dalerette Kick, before marching on to the village green.
Girl scouts from around Nassau County came dressed in differently themed holiday costumes, handing out candy canes to different people as they walked by. Some of the scouts that marched in the holiday parade included: the Hardscrabble Girl Scouts, Daisy Troops 3636, 3740, 3345, 3061; Brownie Troops 3339, 3225, 3249; Girl Scout Troops 3124, 3144, 3106, 3290, 3178, and several more.
Children screamed as the parade came to a close, spotting a bright red figure, rolling down the street on the back of a Farmingdale fire engine. Last, but certainly not least, jolly old Santa Claus waved to the crowd as the fire truck continued to the village green, where he disembarked to hand out candy canes to all the boys and girls in the Village of Farmingdale.