Editorial: Way to go, city employees
The City of Clinton has once again put on a meaningful Christmas lighting ceremony and a Christmas parade.
Thanks to a lot of hard work by city employees and some others who took part in it, the lighting ceremony drew hundreds downtown to see the city’s new, large, artificial Christmas tree and to hear some fine seasonal singing.
And Santa Claus made his first official appearance of the season.
Two days later, thousands of people lined Broad Street from Presbyterian College to Willard Road to see a number of Christmas floats – unofficially, Thornwell stole the show again – bands, cheerleaders, trucks, beauty queens, dancers, at least two Grinches and, as always, Santa Claus coming in just in front of the horses.
Every Clinton public safety officer was on duty, blocking traffic and keeping disruptions to a minimum.
Candy was thrown by the thousands of pieces and children and parents were all smiles.
An hour after Santa made his way through town, the city’s streets division had put the street back to its usual cleanliness to the point that anyone driving through Clinton would not have known there had been a parade if they didn’t see it.
Way to go, everyone involved, but particularly some of the city’s hard-working employees.