St. George Santa Parade rolls with COVID-19 mitigations

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Santa from the St. George’s Fire Department is practicing social distancing this year.

The fire department is hosting their annual Santa parade where Santa collects donations from the neighborhoods. To limit contact, this year the fire department is asking locals to place their donations at the end the driveway or have them pre-bagged and ready for you to come out and greet Santa.

“It’s a great feeling,” Eldon Ledoux, Public Information Officer said. “But, one of the things I miss is to watch the small children hand the canned good, hand the boxes to volunteers and parents teaching their children how to give back.”

The fire department is collecting the following items

  • Non-Perishable food
  • Canned goods
  • Toys
  • Candy

The parade will take place the first two weekends of December. Parades will leave the fire stations at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday, returning at 5 p.m.

On December 12 and 13 Santa will be riding through the neighborhoods on the south and west side (Mississippi River side) of Airline Hwy.

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