Hundreds line the streets of downtown Greensboro Vacation Parade | Native information

“It’s not as bad as I thought,” he said.

Breana Simmons, an 18-year-old freshman at Bennett College, came to the parade to have fun and get in the holiday mood.

“It’s nice and bigger than where I’m from,” said Simmons, who is from the small town of Ashokie, NC, which is in the Inner Banks region west of Elizabeth City.

The crowd enjoyed the annual visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, whose sleigh is a long-running hit.

Taking responsibility for getting the funny old elf and his wife to their destination is a huge task for everyone.

For the past 12 years, Steve Powers has had to pull his sled across North Carolina and sometimes South Carolina. Powers works for Triangle Float Co., which supplies the sleigh cart, and has seen all kinds of parades. He said the company owns 44 wagons and keeps them on a farm in Wilton, NC

At the heart of each wagon is a 28 foot long hay wagon which is then decorated with decorations to bring a new life to life.

On Saturday, Powers pulled the sleigh with Santa and Mrs. Claus to the grand finale of Greensboro’s Parade. He carefully pulled the car down the route, making sure that every boy and girl – and a child at heart – could see the pair of the hour.

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