By Ray Cox, Program Director
The residents and staff of WestCare Georgia’s Guidance Center participated in the Second Annual Christmas Parade in beautiful downtown Barnesville, Georgia. The event was a grand occasion with spectacular weather and over 40 floats.
This year’s theme was, “Country Christmas.” The residents took the challenge personally and designed, built, and manned the float. Their design was a gingerbread barn decorated with gumdrops, candy canes, and icicles. Our sleigh from last year was used as salvage and the new float arose from the pieces. The residents learned how to work together and accomplish what was perceived as an impossible task.
Our residents and float were accompanied by “Murphy the Wonder Dog,” who was a favorite of the spectators and judges. The parade route started at Gordon State College, went through the downtown business district, and ended at the college. Everyone who participated reported having a great time and felt more festive as a result of the experience!