Residents line the streets of Broadalbin for Christmas parade

Santa Claus is shown waving to parade goers at Broadalbin's Christmas Parade on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

BROADALBIN — Area residents lined the streets, candy was tossed, and Santa Claus was seen in the Broadalbin Christmas Parade held on Monday.

The parade, which was hosted by Becky Spraker, featured Broadalbin Police, the American Legion, girl scouts, boy scouts, the Lions Club, a monster truck, four-wheelers, Perth Volunteer Fire Department, Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company, Berkshire Fire Department, Miss Montgomery County Sara James, Miss Fulton County Chelsea Cirillo, Alpin Haus, John Deere, The Dance Company, Broadalbin-Perth marching band, Greater Grace Christian Church, the Fulton County Ambulance Service, GAVAC, Santa and many more.

Spectators cheered as each parade float, fire truck, police car and local business that strode through the village streets made their way from the Broadalbin-Perth High School and ending at the First Avenue and School Street intersection.

“It was great,” said Vincent Arcuri who attended the parade for the third year with his family.

Vincent Arcuri and Carrie Arcuri both said their favorite part of the parade were the fire trucks and the monster truck.

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company is shown in the Christmas parade. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Prior to the parade, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held in Kenside Park and free hot chocolate and goodie bags were given out by members of the Greater Grace Christian Church.

Nicole Canary, with the Greater Grace Christian Church said it’s one of their favorite events and every year they try to spread the true message of Christmas to the community.

She said she enjoys the interaction with the community members and seeing the children’s faces when she gives them treats.

“My favorite aspect is the sense of the community coming together and the hope in the air,” Canary said. “It’s a time we can reflect on the real reason, the real truth why we’re here. It’s fun.”

Sylvia Snow, who attends the parade every year said she enjoys the parade.

A John Deer tractor is seen in the Broadalbin Christmas Parade with people in costumes. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

“It’s nice to have community events,” Snow said.

Members of The Dance Company are shown walking in Broadalbin's Christmas Parade on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Grace Arcuri, left, Carrie Arcuri, Ella Arcuri, Vincent Arcuri and Josie Arcuri pose for a photo at Broadalbin's Christmas parade on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Sylvia Snow, left, and Pavia Wallin-Eddy, right , take a selfie by Broadalbin's Christmas tree in Kenside Park prior to the parade on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

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