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Olivehurst Christmas parade: ‘Buzz and chocolate!'
Xena Sisco knows the secret of grabbing the best Christmas parade candy.
First, it helps to catch the candy as it's thrown from the floats. Second, you have to share with the younger kids, the 10-year-old Olivehurst girl explained.
"That's why I gave her one," Xena said, pointing to 5-year-old Madison Martin.
Madison gratefully gripped a small handful of peppermints as she watched the floats march down Olivehurst Avenue on Saturday morning during the town's annual Christmas parade.
"I like the horses best, because I like horses, because they're so pretty," Madison said.
Several hundred people lined both sides of the town's main drag, waving at the festive dancers and carolers and catching candy from the motorcycle motorcade.
The Yuba-Sutter Recology drill team was a popular attraction. Santa Claus riding a fire truck is always a hit. Classic muscle cars and souped-up motorcycles were another crowd favorite, as well as the Yuba County Sheriff's Department vehicles. The Yuba County Search and Rescue brought up the rear of the parade, in case anybody got lost along the way.
But special appearances from "Woody" and "Buzz Lightyear" from the classic Disney movie "Toy Story" made the day for 6-year-old Luz Fernandez.
"Buzz and chocolate!" she said. "They're the best."
Daniel Oliver was also pleased with his treasure trove of treats. The 11-year-old was also impressed with some of the local dancers around his own age.
"Candy, and the chocolate was Hershey's and the cheerleaders were the best, too," Daniel said.
The annual parade is a one of the highlights of the Christmas season for Patience Johnson, 7, and Trinity Johnson, 5.
"The (Clampers') go-carts were the best thing, this year," Patience said.
Their buddy, Charles Wayne, 8, said he hoped his wish list would make it to Santa Claus in time for the big day later this month.
"He should know that I want an Xbox and a Batman video game."
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