Pilliods named Christmas parade grand marshals

Staff Report

The Christmas in Swanton Committee recently announced that Jeff and Pat Pilliod will serve as this year’s Christmas in Swanton Parade grand marshals by leading the Dec. 7 parade.

The 2019 parade, themed “Old-Fashioned Christmas,” will begin at 10:30 a.m. and feature marching bands, floats, horses, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade route will be south on Main Street from Brookside Drive to Dodge Street, where it will head west to the Fisher Gym parking lot.

The craft show and sale will begin at 10 a.m. at Swanton High School and will be open until 4 p.m. Crafters from all over the region will sell creative and unique holiday gifts.

Santa will be available to listen to holiday wishes in the high school auditorium from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and again from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Swanton Public Library are hosting a children’s show with Greg Carson – Magical Entertainer in the auditorium at 1 p.m.

Many other activities will be going on at the high school throughout the day, including children’s crafts, cookie decorating, Happy the Clown, wagon rides, and a model train display by Swanton Model Train Club.

This free, family-fun event is made possible by generous contributions from numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Swanton community.


Staff Report