Sunday, 02 December 2018 12:28

Hundreds flood downtown Ellsworth for Christmas Parade

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ELLSWORTH - Hundreds gathered in Ellsworth on Saturday for their 38th Annual Downtown Christmas Parade.

It all began at 11 a.m. with over 50 floats and cars making their way down the crowded Main Street.

Parade watchers came dressed in their best holiday-themed outfits, collecting candy and celebrating this year's theme, "Season's Greetings."

"It's our hometown," said Dawn Bednar, of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. "It's a hometown parade and it's so much fun. Always a good crowd. Love it."

Many of the participants have been coming to the parade since its inception, but there were also a lot of first-timers.

"It's just a great way to get our name out there and let people know that we care and that we're there for them," said Bobbi Harris, of Downeast Community Partners.

The parade was followed by the annual Joy of Reading book giveaway, which offered several hundred books for children of all ages.

Alex Bobbyn

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Alex Bobbyn joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 news team in July of 2018.

He is a graduate of Penn State University, where he studied broadcast journalism and economics. While at Penn State, Alex served as the general manager of the schools w...