A community newsletter serving New Melle, Defiance, Augus​ta, Marthasville, Dutzow​​ a​nd surrounding areas.

The 14th Annual Defiance Christmas Festival and Parade

On Saturday, December 2, the streets of Defiance were filled with festive parade goers and a variety of holiday entries in the 14th Annual Defiance Christmas Parade. County Councilman Joe Brazil was the parade emcee, and the Defiance “Mayor” John Lacy was the Parade's Grand Marshall.

Besides the parade, the Festival included the Dashing Through Defiance 5k walk/run, breakfast at Defiance Roadhouse and pictures with Santa. Music on the “S” curve, with Russo & Co., entertained the crowd before and after the parade. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department. One young winner donated her winnings from the 5k walk/run to the fire department as well. As always, the Defiance Merchants Association did a fabulous job of organizing the Defiance Christmas Festival. They would like to thank the sponsors and everyone who attended and joined in the festivities to kick off the holiday season. 

After the parade, St. Paul’s UCC in Defiance held its Annual Chili/Soup and Cookie Event. It was a great place to warm up after the parade, have lunch, and get your Christmas cookies and treats by the pound. Lunch included chili, various soups and hot dogs. St. Paul’s UCC in Defiance would like to thank everyone who attended the luncheon.

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Russo and Co. 

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County Councilman Joe Brazil was the parade emcee. 

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“Mayor” John Lacy, the Grand Marshall of the parade. 

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Members of St. Paul's UCC in Defiance serving at the luncheon following the parade.