Christmas comes to life in Dacusville


By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@civitasmedia.com



Dacusville turned out on Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Easley City Councilman Terry Moore waves from his antique car decked out in holiday splendor.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Nothing is complete in Dacusville until there’s been a bluegrass band. The Christmas parade was no different.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Antique vehicles were part of the parade.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

The 70 degree weather certainly didn’t feel like December, but it was a happy day none the less.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not. The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the reason.”


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Families shined up their tractors to take part in the parade.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

More than one bearded man in a red hat showed up on Saturday …


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Tractors of every size, shape and color turned out for the parade, including this one with an unusual tread system.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Santa paused at several points during the parade as parents hoisted their kids up so they could tell him their Christmas wishes.


Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

DACUSVILLE — Sometimes a Christmas parade just calls out for something a little different when it come to writing about it. The Dacusville Christmas parade did just that. So in the tempo of Dr. Seuss, here is the story of the Dacusville Christmas parade. Enjoy!

Parents and children lined up the street,

Anxiously awaiting their holiday treat.

“Christmas is coming!” shouted the kids as they played,

And that means one thing: Dacusville’s parade.

As two o’clock neared, it was about to commence,

Oh! I can’t take it! Oh! The suspense!

The police cruiser’s siren started to blow,

And everyone looked, but they were coming so slow.

At last! Over the hill, the first float we did see,

It was the Community Club leading this yule jubilee.

They tossed out candy to the kids on the block,

Enough to send them into insulin shock!

“Share with your brother!” the mothers exclaimed,

While lollipops were gathered and deafness was feigned.

Pockets were stuffed with their holiday loot,

As the marchers continued down the preordained route.

The cars glided by, some shiny and sleek.

Others were older and clearly antique.

Decorated with garland and twinkling lights,

The vehicles were some of the most festive sights.

The Shriners were there with their little red hats

Along with beauty queens and dancers and of course, acrobats.

Tractors and horses and country musicians,

D-Town was bursting with holiday traditions!

Cindy-Lou Who skipped down the way,

While the Grinch, on a unicycle, did frolic and play.

There were Christmas trees and carolers and nativity scenes,

Wagons and golf carts and farming machines!

Santa was there, at the close of the parade,

Escorted by the traditional fire engine brigade.

“Merry Christmas!” he shouted from the top of his station,

And the children’s faces lit up with pure joy and elation.

The holiday season is upon us at last,

Remember to be joyful before it has passed.

Take the time to be with friends and spread holiday cheer,

After all, it is the most magical time of the year!

Dacusville turned out on Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_370.jpgDacusville turned out on Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Easley City Councilman Terry Moore waves from his antique car decked out in holiday splendor.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_443.jpgEasley City Councilman Terry Moore waves from his antique car decked out in holiday splendor. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Nothing is complete in Dacusville until there’s been a bluegrass band. The Christmas parade was no different.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_447.jpgNothing is complete in Dacusville until there’s been a bluegrass band. The Christmas parade was no different. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Antique vehicles were part of the parade.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_453.jpgAntique vehicles were part of the parade. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

The 70 degree weather certainly didn’t feel like December, but it was a happy day none the less.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_467.jpgThe 70 degree weather certainly didn’t feel like December, but it was a happy day none the less. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville – did not. The Grinch hated Christmas – the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the reason.”
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_480.jpg“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville – did not. The Grinch hated Christmas – the whole Christmas season. Now, please don’t ask why; no one quite knows the reason.” Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Families shined up their tractors to take part in the parade.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_491.jpgFamilies shined up their tractors to take part in the parade. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

More than one bearded man in a red hat showed up on Saturday …
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_498.jpgMore than one bearded man in a red hat showed up on Saturday … Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Tractors of every size, shape and color turned out for the parade, including this one with an unusual tread system.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_517.jpgTractors of every size, shape and color turned out for the parade, including this one with an unusual tread system. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

Santa paused at several points during the parade as parents hoisted their kids up so they could tell him their Christmas wishes.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_538.jpgSanta paused at several points during the parade as parents hoisted their kids up so they could tell him their Christmas wishes. Kasie Strickland | The Easley Progress

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

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