Augusta Fantasy Christmas Parade 2017

Augusta Fantasy Christmas Parade 2017


♪ WELCOME TO THIS YEAR’S AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE. IT IS AN EXCITING DAY IN DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. AS WE KICK OFF THE 2017 A GUST OF FANTASY CHRISTMAS PARADE. HI THERE. I’M JENNIE MONTGOMERY. WE APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US AND WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE JOINED BY MS. AGOSTA MACY JOHNSTON. GOOD TO BE HERE. AS ALWAYS. WE ARE ALSO PRIVILEGED TO BE JOINED BY OUR SENIOR REPORTER AT CHANNEL 6, GEORGE ESKOLA. GEORGE? Reporter: WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO BE. THE CITY OF AUGUSTA PUT TOGETHER EVERYTHING. EVEN THE STOPLIGHT ARE THE CHRISTMAS COLORS. GREEN AND RED. THIS TOWN IS ON TOP OF IT RIGHT NOW. SO OBSERVANT OF YOU. THANK YOU. THE PARADE IS MAKING ITS WAY WRITE DOWN HERE TOWARDS OUR STANDS. BRAD, RIGHT OFF THE TOP, WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL. ROTC. WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF FUTURE LEADERS. GOING STRONG OVER THERE AT WESTSIDE. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS A PRIORITY. AND THIS UNIT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME FOLKS. 1972. WE ARE SO PROUD OF THEM TODAY. [ MUSIC: JINGLE BELLS ] YOU’VE SEEN THE — ONE OF THE BEST RIFLE TEAMS IN AREA 12. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AT WESTSIDE. YOU CERTAINLY CAN HEAR THE SOUNDS OF THE PATRIOTS POWERHOUSE MARCHING BAND. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GRETCHEN SALAMON. AND ASSISTED BY BRANDY COKER. THE DRUM MAJOR IS KDNL’S. — KATIE BELLS AND CHINA BLACKSHEAR. MACY HIGH SCHOOL IS AMONG THE FIRST TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PARADE ALWAYS. WE HAVE SEVERAL TODAY. THEY LIVEN UP THE CROWD AND BRING SOME CRYSTAL — SOME CHRISTMAS JOY TO EVERYBODY. DO YOU SEE THE LITTLE GUYS COMING OUR WAY? JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM EVERY YEAR. SO GOOD. SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER WITH FANS. APPROPRIATE THEME THIS YEAR. THEY ARE LIVING THAT SEEM AS THEY PARADED PAST US ON BROAD STREET. COMING UP WE HAVE SUPERIOR COURT. THEY ARE GOING TO BE WINNING THE FIRST PLACE — COMING OUR WAY. I’M TRYING TO READ THE SIGN, THE SIDE OF THE SCAR. IT’S MORE DRAGON NETS. — DRAGONETTES. AND I LOVE THE CONVERTIBLE MUSTANG. THAT’S GABBY FREEMAN AND TAYLOR PRICE. DRAGONETTES REPRESENTATIVES FROM THIS YEAR. AREN’T THEY PRETTY? LOVE THE TIARAS. THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN NUMBER 5 — IN THE SMALL FLOAT. LYNN MAYS, YOUR FELLOW MS. AUGUSTA PAGEANT BOARD MEMBER IS ABOUT TO PRESENT THE TROPHY. LET’S GO TO GEORGE ESKOLA — HOW’S IT GOING? Reporter: WHAT A FLOAT WE HAVE HERE. STILL WATERS RUN THE DEEPEST. HOW ARE YOU DOING? MY NAME IS KAYDEN. Reporter: VERY GOOD. MY NICKNAME FOR YOU IS MR. CLEAN. DO YOU LIKE THAT? THAT IS OUR WINNING FLOAT. LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS. THAT WAS NICE. MERRY CHRISTMAS. I DIDN’T CATCH THAT LITTLE BOY’S NAME. I THINK HE SAID GRAHAM? WHAT A WONDERFUL GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE. COMMISSIONER MARION WILLIAMS AMONG OUR LOCAL LEADERS HERE FOLLOWED IN CLOSE PURSUIT BY SEAN FARNHAM. WE THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE ON AUGUSTINE’S COMMISSION. GEORGE ESKOLA HAS MARION WILLIAMS. Reporter: TRYING TO STOP HERE. WE SAW SANTA’S ELITE NAUGHTY AND NICE UNIT WORKING THE PARADE. VERY ACTIVE AND I WAS WONDERING AND NOW I SEE WHY. HERE COME THE AUGUSTA COMMISSIONERS. COMMISSIONER MARION WILLIAMS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HOW ARE YOU FEELING AND WHAT ABOUT — A GREAT DAY TODAY. A LOT OF PEOPLE TURN OUT. AUGUSTA IS AT A NEW PLACE AND I’M EXCITED ABOUT CHRISTMAS. ARE YOU A GUY WHO IS ALWAYS IN THE CHRISTMAS. HOW ABOUT NEXT YEAR AND WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR GOALS? 2017, WE WANT TO DOUBLE THAT IN ’18 AND MAKE AUGUSTA GROW AND PROSPER. WHEN SANTA CLAUS, — HE’S GOING TO BE REALLY PROUD. Reporter: SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE. IT’S GOING TO BE MERRY. Reporter: COMMISSIONER MARION WILLIAMS, LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS. THANKS A LOT. ALSO RIGHT THERE IN YOUR PICTURE. COMMISSIONERS WILLIAMS AND FRAN AMAR FOLLOWED BY THE SHERIFF OF AUGUSTA, RICHMOND COUNTY, RICHARD ROUNTREE. SHERIFF ROUNTREE IS SUPPORTING HIS GEORGIA GEAR TODAY ON THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP DAY. RISING STAR FOR THE BULLDOGS INSIDE LINEBACKER. RASHAD ROUNDTREE AND THE PROUD PAPA BEAR FISHER WAITING FOR HIS DOG TO KICK OFF IN ABOUT TWO HOURS. HE IS GLAD HE IS AT THE TOP OF THE PARADE. AND HE PROBABLY HAS A WAY TO GET TO ATHENS QUICKLY IF HE NEEDS TO. WELL DONE. WE HAVE TW JOSIE HIGH SCHOOL. WITH ALEXIS RYAN’S AND HOMECOMING QUEEN CASIA UTLEY. I LOVE THE TR AS WE ARE SEEING THIS YEAR. AND WE CONGRATULATE OUR FRIENDS. LOOK AT THE GOLD CAPE. I LOVE THAT GOLD CAPE. DO THEY HAVE THE PARADE ROUTE DOWN? THEY HAVE IT. DURING THAT ENTIRE — IT DOES GET TIRING. BUT YOU RISK CARPAL TUNNEL DON’T YOU? [ LAUGHTER ] THEY’VE GOT IT DOWN PAT, THAT’S FOR SURE. THE RICHMOND COUNTY MARSHALS OFFICE IS REPRESENTED HERE AS WELL. THERE IS RAMON LAMPKIN. DOING A GREAT JOB KEEPING AUGUSTA SAFE AND CLEAN. AND COZY. YOU NAME IT. SCOTT PEEPLES IS WALKING AS WELL. THE LONGTIME LEADER OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AS WELL. WE WELCOME HIM. ONCE AGAIN, GOOD JOB. MARSHALL LAMPKIN. MERRY CHRISTMAS. TIME TO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE MARSHALL? OKAY. YES. HE SAID WE WERE TIGHT ON TIME. BUT WE DO WISH MARSHALL LAMPKIN AND HIS TEAM A MERRY CHRISTMAS. WE SAW THE QUICK SHOT THERE OF THE BATON TOWARD LETTERS FROM REVOLUTIONS BATON TWIRLING ACADEMY. YES. LOOKING MIGHTY FESTIVE IN RED AND GREEN AND BEING LED BY THE GRINCH. WHAT IS THE LAST TIME WE HAD CHRISTMAS WEATHER AT THE CHRISTMAS PARADE? SEEMS LIKE A LONG TIME. I CAN’T REMEMBER. I WANT TO SAY IT WAS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. PRETTY ONE. IT IS 66 NOW. THE HIGH IS GOING TO BE 67. MORE SPRINGTIME? NOT DECEMBER? MERRY CHRISTMAS! [ LAUGHTER ] A GREAT JOB. I LOVE THE GRINCH COSTUME. IN THE LEAD. THAT IS SO FUNNY. SO FESTIVE. AND WE’VE GOT A LITTLE TINY TWIRLER THERE TOO. UP NEXT, TEAMS IN ACTION WITH GOALS. SHARIDA PARKS IS YOUR QUEEN, DIVINE THOMPSON IS THE PRINCESS AND WAY TO GO, ZION WILLIAMS, DUTCHESS THIS YEAR. TEENS IN ACTION WITH GOALS PRESENTING THEIR ROYAL COURT. A GREAT NONPROFIT YOUTH GROUP. 20 YEARS IN RICHMOND COUNTY BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM, GUIDING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND HELPING THEM ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. THEY ALSO RECOGNIZED IN DANCE AND STEP. THEY ARE SUPER GOOD AT THOSE THINGS. ALL AROUND A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT TAG. QUEEN AND PRINCESS FOR TEENS IN ACTION. MERRY CHRISTMAS. ♪ COMING UP HERE, WE HAVE THE YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY. ALWAYS DOES A WONDERFUL JOB. THEY DO. THEY ARE BASED AT FORT GORDON HELPING TO PUT YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE RIGHT TRACK FOR SUCCESS. A LOT OF DISCIPLINE OUT THERE. A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITIES THAT HAVE TO BE TACKLED EACH AND EVERY DAY. BUT THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE UP TO IT AND IT REALLY SENDS THEM OUT INTO THE WORLD ON THE RIGHT NOTE WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED WITH THE PROGRAM. YOU ARE WATCHING THE AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE ON WJBF NEWS CHANNEL 6. WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU AS OUR LIVE COVERAGE CONTINUES. ACOSTA REPRESENTED WELL TODAY. AND OF COURSE THEY ARE ON ROLLERSKATES. — AUGUSTA IS REPRESENTED WELL TODAY. THEY ARE WEARING FROSTY HATS. FROSTY THE SNOWMAN. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. DID YOU NOTICE THE SNOWMAN COMING UP BEHIND THE BIG SKATE? LIKE FROSTY. THAT IS SO CUTE. WHAT IS THAT? LIKE A MODIFIED GOLF CART? SO CUTE. MERRY CHRISTMAS. WE LOVE IT. SO CUTE. BACK HOME IN THE MERCEDES- BENZ OF AUGUSTA, PROMOTING A RAFFLE TO WIN A MERCEDES-BENZ. A KEY PART OF THAT. WE’RE GOING TO GIVE THAT AWAY FEBRUARY 22nd. SIGN UP. ALL THE MONEY GOES TO HEART AND VASCULAR CHARITABLE CAUSES. DR. BOWMAN, ONE OF THE NATION’S FOREMOST CARDIAC SURGEONS. WELCOME BACK TO THE 2017 AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. WE ARE LIVE ON BROAD STREET. MACY JOHNSON AND — I HOPE YOUR HOLIDAYS ARE OFF TO A HAPPY START. THEY WERE THE THIRD PLACE WINNER TODAY. YOU CAN SEE WHY. AND COMING UP HERE, WE HAVE McCORMICK MARCHING CHIEFS. THEY MADE QUITE A TRIP TO BE HERE. YES. THERE IS KAPPA ALPHA PSI REPRESENTATIVES. AND THERE ARE THE MARCHING CHIEFS LOOKING GOOD IN RED. THANK YOU FOR THE SHOT. GOOD JOB FROM THE TRUCK TODAY. A GREAT JOB. WONDERFUL. THE MARCHING CHIEFS FEATURE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BRIGHT RED. THEY DID HAVE A LITTLE ROAD TRIP TODAY TO GET HERE. NICE TO SEE THEM AT THE AUGUSTA PARADE. DO YOU THINK THEY MARCHED DOWN HERE? THEY MARCHED DOWN ON THE 28th. THERE YOU GO. FROM WASHINGTON ROAD TO HEAR. — TO HERE. [ MUSIC ] THAT IS A SPIRITED BAND. OH, YES. DANCING AND PLAYING AT THE SAME TIME. ALL RIGHT. THREE CHEERS FOR THE McCORMICK MARCHING CHIEFS. WE’VE GOT SOME CHRISTMAS DANCERS UP NEXT. IT WAS RAINING UNTIL THE McCORMICK CHIEFS GOT OUT OF EARSHOT. BECAUSE THEY ARE PROBABLY TAKING OVER ALL OF OUR MICROPHONES. AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN THE PARADE ROUTE, WE DO WELCOME THE PRANCING CHRISTMAS DANCERS AND WE WELCOME THEM TO THE CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE FOR SURE. THIS IS A GREAT DAN STROUP. — DANCE TROUPE. DOING A GREAT JOB TODAY. I LOVE HOW THEY ARE A VARIETY OF AGES. I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU. PEOPLE RECORDING THE PARADE ON THEIR SMARTPHONES. A LOT OF THE PARTICIPANTS ARE WALKING DOWN BROAD STREET AS WELL WITH PHONES ROLLING AND TAPING EVERYTHING. WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THOSE VIDEOS AND DON’T YOU MAX OUT ON YOUR DATA OR STORAGE IF YOU TRY TO DO AN ENTIRE PARADE ON YOUR PHONE? YOU WOULD THINK SO. BUT NOWADAYS, THEY HAVE SOME STORAGE THAT CAN LAST FOR A WHILE. I KNOW IT SOUNDS LIKE A SILLY QUESTION BUT I’VE BEEN WATCHING PARTICIPANTS — THEY ARE TAPING ON THEIR PHONE. TRYING TO SHOOT A 20-SECOND VIDEO. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] YOU ARE LOOKING NOW AT THE DEBUTANTE CLUB. THIS COTILLION IS — THIS COTILLION IS DIAMOND MARTIN. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DEBUTANTE CLUB. WONDERFUL FLOATING AND BEAUTIFUL PARTICIPANTS. GREAT JOB, YOU WILL. I LIKE THE BLUE AND GOLD. JENNY HAS ENTHUSIASTICALLY WAIVED — THEY WILL NOT BREAK THE PARADE WAVE. LIKE A NORMAL WAVE. AND JENNY IS RIGHT HERE. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO GREET EVERYBODY. THEY ARE GOING RIGHT BESIDE ME. THE GREAT CHARACTER. THEY CAN MAKE EYE CONTACT. I WANT YOU TO DO A NORMAL WAVE BACK. WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN. IT TAKES A POLITICIAN. THEY DID. THAT’S A GOOD POINT. MERRY CHRISTMAS. WE HAVE THE DAZZLING DANCE TEAM. IN MAJORETTE CHRISTMAS. STUDENTS, COACHES, VOLUNTEERS AND THEY HAVE A CREATIVE SYMPHONY PRINCESS. SO CUTE. THIS LOOKS OUT — THIS LOOKS LIKE OUR FRIENDS AT — I THOUGHT IT WAS THE CUB SCOUTS. THIS IS AUGUSTA’S ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX I THINK. THE BELL ON THE ARENA. I THINK THOSE ARE THE PINE HILL PANTHERETTES. GREAT SHOW. WHATEVER IT WILL BE. THIS TEEN FROM PINE HILL INCLUDES STUDENTS, COACHES AND PARENTS. DOING A WONDERFUL JOB. A LOT OF PEOPLE PRACTICE FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE YEAR TO GET READY FOR THESE FEW MONTHS ON TELEVISION. PRACTICE IS PAYING OFF. IT DOES. THEY ARE LOOKING GREAT TODAY. WHAT A THRILL IT IS. SO GLAD YOU ARE JOINING US FOR THE AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE LINED UP ON BROAD STREET. OUT IN THEIR CHAIRS AND EVERYBODY IS ENJOYING THE MILD WEATHER. AND WE ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE AUGUSTA COMMON WHERE WE HAVE OF COURSE THE RARE ATTRACTION, I GOT ON ICE. LOTS OF STUFF GOING ON. KEEP WATCHING THE LITTLE SANTA TRAIN AND YOU CAN SEE THE SENATE — THE STAINS ARE FULL AND PEOPLE HAVING A GREAT TIME. I WAS SURPRISED WHEN I GOT HERE AT 1:00 THIS AFTERNOON. HOW BUSY AUGUSTA ON ICE WAS — WELCOME BACK TO THE AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. I’M JENNIE MONTGOMERY ALONG WITH MACY JOHNSON. SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY. ARACENA REPORTER GEORGE ESKOLA IS WITH ONE OF THEM NOW. I’VE GOT SOME EVIDENCE HERE THAT SANTA CLAUS IS NOT THE ONLY JOLLY MAN WORKING THIS DECEMBER. MAYOR HARDY DAVIS AND HIS LOVELY WIFE. I KNOW YOU LIKE TO SAY AUGUSTA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS. FROM THE STARBUCKS TO OVER NEXT TO THE CYBER CENTER. DOWN AT THE DEPOT. WE ARE EXPLODING. IT’S BEEN A PHENOMENAL YEAR FOR ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS. ANTICIPATING 2018 WILL BE NO LESS THAN STELLAR. JUST AS WE’VE SEEN IN 2017. THIS HAS BEEN A GOOD YEAR ABOUT FELLOWSHIP AND RELATIONSHIPS. A HEAR ABOUT COMMUNITY. WE ARE CLOSING IT OUT IN A FANTASTIC WAY AND I’M EXCITED TO HAVE MS. DAVIS WITH US HERE. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING. A WAYS TO GO HERE. WE’VE GOT A WAYS TO GO SO GET WALKING. [ LAUGHTER ] MAYOR HARDIE DAVIS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. BACK UPSTAIRS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH KARAGEORGE. — THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GEORGE. MISSES DAVIS. A. — HEY. AND THERE’S THE CAR WITH THE MAYORS GROUP AND YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE BOY SCOUTS NOW. WE NEED TO. THEY ARE OUT OF GRACEWOOD AND THEY ARE AWESOME. THE CUBMASTER IS JANEL NOT TO. AND THEY RECEIVED SOME BIG-TIME AWARDS — THEY GET THE NAM AND — THE NATIONAL SUMMERTIME AWARD. ALSO THIRD PLACE. WAY TO GO PACK A 12. GRACEWOOD UNITED METHODIST, THE HOME BASE WITH THESE CUB SCOUTS. YOU ARE LOOKING NOW AT SERAPHIM’S, THE DANCE GROUP, WINTER WONDERLAND. THEY ACTUALLY RECEIVED A SECOND PLACE FOR SMALL FLOAT TODAY. THE LEADERS ARE SHEA WILSON, ANGELA HARVEY AND CRYSTAL TATE. THE GROUP HAS BEEN TOGETHER FOR 11 YEARS. LYNN MAYS, READY TO PRESENT THE TROPHY TO THEM. WELL DESERVED. THERE’S THAT PRETTY TROPHY. CONGRATULATIONS, SERAPHIM. SOME OF THEIR DANCERS BACK THERE. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. COMING UP HERE, WE HAVE CUB SCOUTS PACK 45. YOU ARE LOOKING AT CUB SCOUT PACK 45. THEY OPERATE OUT OF THE CHURCH AND THEY LOOK GOOD TODAY. I’VE GOT TO GIVE A SHOUT-OUT NOW. DEFINITELY. SEE THAT? THAT GUY IS ROCKING THE NON- PARADE WAVE. A REGULAR WAVE. WELCOME BACK TO THE AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. JOSEPH THOMAS, YOUR ILLUSTRIOUS — CHIEF TERRY, AND TEMPLE NUMBER 22. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. MERRY CHRISTMAS. GOOD TO SEE YOU. MERRY CHRISTMAS. YOU TALK ABOUT SOME PARTICIPANTS WITH PEOPLE TAKING PART. THEY BROUGHT IT VERY STRONG TODAY. THEY REALLY DID. THANK YOU. THEY HAVE SEVERAL REPRESENTATIVES. WAVING TO THE CROWD AND HAPPY TO BE HERE TODAY. THERE’S MR. JUSTIN THOMAS THE ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATE. FOLLOWED BY THE FRONT CARS. I LOVE IT. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. SPOKEN TEMPLE NUMBER 22. YOU ARE LOOKING NOW AT THE MARGIN HIGH SCHOOL BAND. ANOTHER ONE OF OUR GREAT HIGH SCHOOLS. A RICH TRADITION THERE. ONE OF THE ORIGINAL HIGH SCHOOLS. THEY ARE STILL GOING STRONG TODAY. PLAYING SOME VERY CHRISTMAS MUSIC TODAY. GREAT JOB. YOU CAN FEEL THE BULLDOG PRIDE COMING UP HERE TO OUR STAGE. THEY ARE FOLLOWED BY AUGUSTA DANCERS AND FLOW ARTISTS. WOW. THEIR THEME TODAY IS THE HOOPING ELVES. I LOVE IT. ON BROAD STREET. [ SIRENS ] HAVING THE HOPE DANCERS ALONG. WITH THE FIRE TRUCK TO CELEBRATE . THERE YOU GO. SUDDENLY WE HOPE DANCERS ARE GONE. THIS IS THE OLD TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD. WRITING — WRITING — RIDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD FIRE TRUCK. THEY ARE THROWING NICE STUFFED ANIMAL TEDDY BEARS TO THE AUDIENCE WATCHING. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE BUT THEY HAVE A VERY FURRY AND FRIENDLY FRIEND IN THE FRONT. SO CUTE. JUST LIKE WE HAVE. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HOW CUTE. WHAT IS THIS? IDENTIFY THAT. I AM NOT SURE. HE IS CUTE. HE IS. AND HE IS OUR MASCOT NOW. THANK YOU. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HI. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HI. WE GOT SOME OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE AREA. INTRODUCE YOURSELVES. COOPER HIGH SCHOOL OUT IN EVANS. WASHINGTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. THE SAME. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WASHINGTON COUNTY. WESTERN COUNTY. Reporter: THESE ARE ALL THE GEORGIA GUYS. SOUTH CAROLINA IS GOING TO BE TOUGH! GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THEM? THERE THEY ARE. THE GEORGIA SQUAD. IN JANUARY. ALWAYS A GREAT GAME. SOME OF THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATHLETES WE HAVE IN THE AREA. PRETTY TOUGH GUYS OUT HERE. LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS. THANKS SO MUCH. THE CROWD THERE. YOU HEARD WHEN GEORGE ASKED THE GEORGIA PLAYERS. THEY DID NOT HESITATE. THEY SAID NO. THEY ARE READY FOR THAT BASH. AND WE CAN’T WAIT FOR IT EITHER IN JANUARY. THAT’S RIGHT. MERRY CHRISTMAS. WE ARE GOING TO KEEP THE THEME GOING HERE. DO YOU SEE WHO IS IN THAT CAR? THERE WE GO. EXACTLY WHY THE NAUGHTY AND NICE ELITE UNIT IS WORKING THERE. YOU CAN SEE THEM, THEY’VE GOT THE SUNGLASSES ON. HOW YOU DOING? I’M DOING GOOD. Reporter: KIND OF A THIN CROWD FOR THE CHANNEL SIX GROUP. I KNOW. RIGHT? MOST OF US ARE WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES. THE REST OF US DON’T DO AS MUCH WORK. Reporter: YOU ARE WALKING BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THIS CAR. WHO DO YOU HAVE WITH YOU? COCO CHANEL AND ME. Reporter: HOW HAS THE PARADE BEEN? THE PARADE HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. LOTS OF EXCITEMENT. I DON’T HAVE ANY CANDY. BUT WE ARE SWEET SO THAT’S GOOD. Reporter: HOW IS COCO ENJOYING IT? SHE’S LOVING IT. MARY MORRISON WAS HOLDING HER EARLIER. Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. GREAT TO SEE RENETTA DUBOSE AND COCO CHANEL. MERRY CHRISTMAS. OUR CHANNEL SIX GROUP IS FOLLOWED BY THE FESTIVE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS. AND OUR PARADE WILL CONTINUE RIGHT AFTER THIS QUICK BREAK. STAY WITH US. WELCOME BACK TO THE 2017 AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. IN BEAUTIFUL AUGUSTA, GEORGIA ON BEAUTIFUL BROAD STREET ON A SPRINGLIKE AFTERNOON. WHAT A NUT THAT IS. WHAT A NUT THAT IS. WE USED TO HAVE A READ ONE OF THOSE. A LOT OF FUN. LOVE IT. THE WHAT A NUT VAN YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED WENT REALLY FAST DOWN BROAD STREET. NOW WE HAVE THIS LITTLE SPACE. WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR THE OTHER WANTS TO CATCH UP. IT IS A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON FOR THIS. NOT HOT AND NOT COLD. THE PEOPLE ARE LINING BROAD STREET. NOT ONLY ENJOYING THE PARADE BUT ENJOYING A GUEST ON ICE. AND ALL OF THIS, THE PARADE ESPECIALLY TO HELP OUT OUR FRIENDS AT MISS AUGUSTA. HOW IS THE PAGEANT GOING LATELY? IT’S BEEN GOING GOOD. WE ARE GOING TO START BACK UP AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR AND GET THINGS GOING FOR THE NEW YEAR. IT’S ALWAYS A PROCESS BUT IT’S A FUN TO BE A PART OF — A FUN THING TO BE A PART OF. WHAT’S THE ADRIAN JOHN PARTICIPANTS? 17 TO 24 YEARS OF AGE. AND FOR TEEN CONTESTANTS IT IS 13 TO ABOUT 17. THIS IS THE HIGH SCHOOL AIR FORCE ROTC. THEY ARE AN OUTSTANDING AIR FORCE JROTC CADETS UNIT. PRETTY GOOD. AND AS OUR FRIEND — I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT-OUT TO THE CROSS CREEK MARCHING BAND WHICH WAS COMING YOUR WAY RIGHT BEFORE THE COMMERCIAL BREAK. AND WE ARE BACK WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL STAR IS FROM TW JOSIE. THIS IS THE PART WHERE WE KNOW NOT TO TALK. BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO GET LOUD. WE ARE. [ MUSIC ] THEY SOUND WONDERFUL. GREAT JOB, T. W. JOSEY. WONDERFUL JOB AS ALWAYS. UP NEXT, WE HAVE OUR FRIENDS FROM COMPASS CHRISTIAN CHURCH. AND THERE IS GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD. WELCOME, COMPASS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. COMING UP HERE, WE HAVE TOBACCO ROAD ELEMENTARY. TOBACCO ROAD! ELEMENTARY GIRLS. I’M SORRY. I CAN’T HEAR YOU. THAT’S OKAY. IF YOU WATCH THE PARADE OVER TIME, THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART OF THE PARADE. BECAUSE YOUR EARPIECE IS IN THE EAR THAT IS ON MACEY PROPHESIED, WHEN MACEY SAYS SOMETHING, YOUR EAR IS BLOCKED BY YOUR SLEEVES BUT WE HEAR COMMUNICATIONS FROM OUR DIRECTOR AND PRODUCERS. AND SO YEAH, YOU HAVE SOME REPETITION BUT THAT’S WHAT MAKES THIS PARADE SPECIAL. THERE YOU GO. WE SHOULD MENTION SOME OF THESE PARTICIPANTS TWICE. THEY ARE THAT GOOD. WE WELCOME AUTO SALES AND THE CARS FOR CHRISTMAS. THEY HAVE RECEIVED A THIRD PLACE FOR LARGE FLOAT TODAY. WEAR IT — WAY TO GO, TM K. THIS IS AS CLOSE AS TWO BATTLE OF THE BANDS AS WE CAN GET. ONLY SEPARATED BY A COUPLE PARTICIPANTS FROM LANEY. WHAT A GREAT RIVALRY THEY’VE HAD OVER THE YEARS. ALWAYS EXCELLENT MARCHING BANDS. [ MUSIC ] THANK YOU TO THE LANEY MARCHING WILDCATS. WHAT A GREAT JOB BY THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. SO PROUD OF YOU ARE. AND A GREAT JOB TODAY FOR SURE. THE DANCING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ADVISERS TAKING PART IN OUR PARADE TODAY. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN PRESENTED WITH THE FIRST PLACE MOST SPIRITED AWARD FOR OUR PARADE TODAY. WAY TO GO. AND YOU’LL SEE COMING UP SOON WHY. THEY’LL BE GETTING THEIR TROPHY FROM THE PAGEANT OFFICIALS. RIGHT HERE ON THE PARADE ROUTE. I KNOW THAT WILL BE A WONDERFUL SURPRISE FOR THEM. WAY TO GO. THE DANCING REBELETTES. WE GOT MR. AND MRS. SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADE. AND EIGHTH GRADE COMING UP HERE. MERRY CHRISTMAS. I TOLD YOU IT WAS GOING TO BE A PLEASANT SURPRISE. AND COACH PAYNE IS LOVING THAT TROPHY. CONGRATULATIONS. I THINK THE COACH WAS GIVING AN ACCEPTANCE SPEECH. I LOVE IT. SHE SAID, CHECK OUT MY DANCERS AND WE SURE ARE. REBELETTES, DOLL LOOK GREAT. — Y’ALL LOOK GREAT. THERE’S MR. AND MRS. EIGHTH GRADE. GARY OAKES AND GIOVANNI JULIAN. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND BEST OF LUCK IN HIGH SCHOOL NEXT YEAR. YOU’RE GOING TO DO GREAT. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU. LOOKING GOOD. IS THAT WASHINGTON? I BELIEVE THAT WAS THE ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY’S AWESOME NURSE WASHINGTON. SHE MUST HAVE SOME RELATIVES — OR MAYBE SHE IS NURSE FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTY? I AM HEADED TO MY SON’S BASKETBALL GAME RIGHT AFTER THIS PARADE AND I USUALLY SIT NEXT TO MS. WASHINGTON. I WILL ASK HER MYSELF. ARE WE IN A BREAK? I DON’T THINK SO. I DON’T THINK SO AT ALL, JENNY. [ LAUGHTER ] I CAN’T TELL, THOUGH. THE BANDS WERE SO LOUD, WE VERY WELL COULD HAVE GONE TO A COMMERCIAL AND I WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN BECAUSE IT WAS SO LOUD AND FESTIVE. OUR PARADE CONTINUES HERE. ARE WE IN A BREAK? NO. ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE PARADE IS YOU GET TO HEAR — YOU GET TO HEAR THE BEHIND THE SCENES CHATTER. SPEAKING TO OUR PRODUCTION TRUCK. AND LEARNING LIVE THAT WE ARE NOT IN A BREAK. YOU ARE WATCHING MORE TROPHIES BEING PRESENTED. HOME LIFE MINISTRIES WITH OUR FIRST PLACE LARGE FLOAT TODAY. THE THEME IS, CELEBRATE JESUS. RELUCTANTLY ACCEPTING THE TROPHY. AND THEN RETURNING IT ASKING IT — ASKING FOR IT TO BE PRESENTED TO SOMEONE ELSE. WHAT A TRUE ACT OF HUMILITY. THEY WANTED IT TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE PASTOR. WHAT A SERVANT LEADER THAT FIRST RECIPIENT WAS. HOME LIFE MINISTRIES ALWAYS HAS SUCH A WONDERFUL REPRESENTATION HERE TODAY AND A WONDERFUL FLOOD. A GREAT MESSAGE FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. MY FRIEND WANDA WILLIAMS BOLTON — ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT. AND PASTOR — SHE CAN SPREAD AND SPEAK THE WORD LIKE NO OTHER. SHE IS ELECTRIFYING. YOU’RE WATCHING LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2017 AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. AND WELCOME BACK TO THE AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. WHERE I AM SO HAPPY TO BE HERE WITH BRAD AND JENNY. LOOKING HERE, WE HAVE I THINK THIS IS BESSIE’S CHILD CARE. NICE. ONE OF OUR MANY PARADE PARTICIPANTS. DOING A WONDERFUL JOB. THERE THEY ARE IN THE FOREGROUND . FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY OUR FRIENDS FROM CT WALKER MAGNET AND THE DANCING WILDCATS. AND ON THIS FLOAT WE HAVE JABARI GRANT AND MARIE, CAMERON HAMILTON AND THOMAS SPEARS. THANK YOU, BESSIE’S CHILD CARE. AND YOU KNOW, RIGHT AS WE WELCOME THE DANCING WILDCATS SQUAD FROM CT WALKER, WE CONGRATULATE THEM ON BEING AN AWARD-WINNING PARTICIPANT. RIGHT? YES. CT WALKER REINDEER. THEY ARE GOING TO RECEIVE THE SECOND-PLACE FROM BOTH — FOR MOST SPIRITED. THEY ARE A FREQUENT WINNER IN OUR PARADE. THEY WON LAST YEAR AS WELL. WELL, YOU CAN SEE WHY BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY SPIRITED. GEORGE, HOW IS IT GOING DOWN THERE ON BROAD STREET? YOU’VE BEEN GETTING A GREAT VIEW OF ALL OF OUR ENTRIES. Reporter: YOU KNOW WHAT I REALLY LIKE THIS YEAR? THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DANCERS. A LOT OF THESE DANCE TEAMS. AND I WAS TRYING TO DO ONE OF THOSE BIG KICKS. IS THERE A PILL FOR A HAMSTRING INJURY? BECAUSE I CAN’T — I HOPE I DON’T TRY THAT BIG CAKE. IT’S COOL. YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL. YOU HAVE TO STRETCH BEFORE YOU TRY ONE OF THOSE KICKS. THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. THAT WAS GREAT. I LOVE THE REINDEER TEAM. MR. AND MISSES HILLCREST BAPTIST SCHOOL COMING UP NEXT. GRAYSON KENDRICK’S, ELECTED BY THE STUDENT BODY TO REPRESENT THE SCHOOL. BECAUSE OF THEIR OUTSTANDING CHARACTER, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND INTEGRITY. WHERE TO GET — WAY TO GO, AMARI. NOW YOU SEE COMING INTO VIEW, THE TEMPLE NUMBER 256. PLAYING SOME BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND LOOKING VERY HANDSOME. IN THEIR GREEN COATS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. ALWAYS GRATEFUL TO SEE OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. WE SEND THEM OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE. YES. MERRY CHRISTMAS. AND I THINK TEMPLE NUMBER 256 IS GOING TO PERFORM FOR US TODAY. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT. OKAY. HOW BEAUTIFUL WAS THAT? THAT WAS LOVELY. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. SIR, THAT WAS WELL DONE. VERY, VERY NICE. AND NOW WE HAVE — A MEMBER OF THE BARAKA TEMPLE — AND YOU GUYS WERE LEADING — YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A TON OF FUN. GREAT STORY. HAVE A GREAT TIME. [ CHANTING ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THANK YOU, BARACK TEMPLE AND THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU AT HOME FOR STAYING WITH US AS OUR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE GHOST OF FANTASY PARADE CONTINUES. JENNI MASON AND I WILL SEE YOU RIGHT AFTER THIS BREAK. WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE, TO THE AUGUSTA CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE. WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS IS. BUT IT IS OUR MASCOT NOW. IT’S GREAT. SOME LITTLE SYMBOL ON THE BACK. I’M SCARED TO MOVE IT. YOU NEVER KNOW. YOU DON’T ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO THROW THINGS FROM THE PARADE ROUTE BUT THIS WAS GENTLY HANDED TO US. WE ACCEPTED. ARE WE STILL — WAIT A MINUTE. THE BARACK TEMPLE — IT WAS TOSSED AND I CAUGHT IT AND I’M SO SORRY THERE’S NO VIDEO PROOF OF THAT. BECAUSE MY DON’T — MY KIDS DON’T THINK I HAVE ANY ATHLETIC ABILITY. BUT YOU DO. I WAS JUST PROTECTING OUR FRIENDS BUT IT WAS GENTLY TOSSED. THE BARACK TEMPLE NOW, BEFORE WE WENT TO BREAK, THEY WERE ON THE PARADE ROUTE AND THEY STILL ARE AS WELL. TEMPLE NUMBER 256 HAS A VERY STRONG PARTICIPATION LEVEL IF YOU WILL. AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE THEM CONTINUING. TO BRING US HOLIDAY JOY. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. AND THIS IS THE R.A. DENT ELKS LOANED — LOUNGE THAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT. TEMPLE 49. FLOAT CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH THE R.A. DENT ELKS. OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER GROUP. NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. THANK YOU. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL. LOVE THE CANDY CANES. SUCH ACUTE FLOAT. I LOVE THE SNOWMEN ON THE FRONT. LOVE THE SNOW MEN. AND YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT — THE OLDEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES, THE ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY AND THE PURPLE PRIDE MARCHING BAND. PLEASE GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO THE MUSKETEERS AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY DOWN BROAD STREET. A.R.C. IS ONE OF THE VERY BEST. [ MUSIC ] TREVOR ROBINSON, OUR CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER IS GETTING STREET- LEVEL IMAGES FOR YOU. AND HE IS AND A.R.C. ALUM. PLAYED SOME GOOD BASEBALL FOR THE MUSKETEERS BACK IN THE DAY, DID TROY. LOOKING GOOD, ACADEMY OF RICHMOND COUNTY. THANK YOU. THAT WAS GREAT. A GREAT JOB INDEED. [ MUSIC ] A.R.C. MARCHING BAND IS ALWAYS SO SPIRITED. THERE ARE THE DANCERS. THEY EVEN HAVE PURPLE LIPSTICK ON TODAY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN NOTICE. I DO. I LOVE THE PRIDE. EVEN DOWN TO THE MAKEUP. AND I BELIEVE THOSE ARE THE BRACELETS — DID YOU SEE — THE PARADE PACER AND EMPLOYEE EXTRAORDINAIRE DEION. DEION MAYO GETTING CAUGHT ON CAMERA. HE DESERVES THE SPOTLIGHT FOR SURE. THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR PARADE ON TIME. THESE LITTLE — THEY’RE — THE THEME IS CHRISTMAS CHEER. THESE ARE STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS TODAY TO REPRESENT THEM. MERRY CHRISTMAS. GREAT JOB BY THE GRACE WOULD SOARING EAGLETTES. MERRY CHRISTMAS! WE HAVE MORE AWARD WINNERS COMING UP. YOU CAN SEE WHY. THEY ARE LOOKING GREAT. LANGFORD. MRS. LANGFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE AWARDED WITH THIRD-PLACE IN MOST SPIRITED. WAY TO GO. NO STRANGERS TO AWARDS EITHER. FIRST PLACE IN THE CHEER COMPETITION. AND THIRD PLATES NATIONWIDE WHEN IT CAME TO CHAMPION CHEER WINNERS. AN INCREDIBLE JOB. I LOVE THE LITTLE CHEERLEADER UP AT THE FRONT. I KNOW. PINT-SIZED CHEERLEADER. SO CUTE. [ CHANTING ] [ YELLING ] DON’T STOP! GET IT! MERRY CHRISTMAS! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THERE THEY GO. THERE IS THE TROPHY. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE SMILES ON THOSE FACES WHEN THE TROPHY IS PRESENTED. YOU DESERVE THIS. GREAT JOB. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A LARGE FLOAT COMING UP BEHIND THESE GUYS. THEY ARE AN EXTENSION OF THE 4-H CLUB. THIS IS THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOLKS. CONSUMER SCIENCES AND PH STUDENTS FROM ALL RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOLS. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE. IT’S JUST SO BIG. I KNOW. THEY ARE ACTUALLY BEING PRESENTED WITH THE SECOND PLACE WINNER FOR LARGE FLOAT. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, IT WAS ALWAYS SO MUCH FUN. YOU LEARN SO MUCH ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY. SUCH A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED. IT REALLY IS. A LOT OF HARD WORK AS WELL. YOU ARE RIGHT. THE BENEFITS LAST A LIFETIME. OH, YES. THERE THAT TROPHY. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HI. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HI. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. MERRY CHRISTMAS. THE BELL CLARK YOUTH CHAPTER NUMBER 107 RIGHT BEHIND OUR EXTENSION. RECOGNIZED AS THE YOUTH CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD WINNER. CONGRATULATIONS, BILL S CLARK. AND THERE IS THE LIMITED SERVICES — BEAUTIFUL THIS YEAR AS ALWAYS. THEY ARE A CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYBODY BRAND. THE TAILGATE CREW. I LOVE THE TAILGATE CREW. WELL, JENNY AND MACEY, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE — YOU KNOW, HE IS THE CULMINATION OF THIS PARADE. WE NEED — WAIT FOR THE MAN HIMSELF. NO-DOUBTER. WE’VE GOT TO GET THE PARADE BACK ONLINE. FRANK IS MAKING A LOT OF NOISE RIGHT NOW. THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME. HAVING A GOOD OLD TIME ON THIS. SANTA CLAUS AND THE COMPLETION OF THE FANTASY CHRISTMAS PARADE. PRESENTED BY WJBF NEWS CHANNEL 6. WHEN WE COME BACK. IT IS GETTING EXCITING RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE A GREAT BAND UP NEXT. THIS HIGH SCHOOL BAND — LET’S LISTEN. [ MUSIC ] [ INDISCERNIBLE ] EITHER WAY — A GREAT BAND. [ MUSIC ] WELL. WAY TO GO. THE HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND. THAT WAS A GREAT SHOW. THE DANCERS AND THE BAND. THE FLAGS. EVERYTHING. GOOD PARTICIPATION FROM THAT’S COOL. — FROM THAT SCHOOL. AND WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITEMENT HERE ON BROAD STREET. BECAUSE LOOK WHO’S NEXT. THE BIG JOLLY ELF IN RED. BY THE TIME GEORGE ESKOLA AND HIS SORE HAMSTRING SCALE THE FIRE TRUCK, OUR BROADCAST WILL ALMOST BE OVER. GEORGE, YOU HAVE TO GET STARTED. YOU HAVE TO CLIMB ALL THE WAY UP TO SAINT NICK. Reporter: I DON’T KNOW HOW THE BIG MAN DOES IT. HIS DECEMBER HAS GOT TO BE JUST CRAZY. LAST NIGHT, SANTA WAS DOWN A DAY EARLY. BUT YOU KNOW, HE WAS AT THE RECEPTION LAST NIGHT. GREGARIOUS, GRACIOUS, GREAT STORYTELLER. KNOWS EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD. HE DOES. Reporter: ALSO A GREAT LISTENER. I’M SURE THAT COMES FROM YEARS OF HAVING THE CHILDREN ON THE LAB. LISTENING TO CHRISTMAS WISHES. WE DON’T WANT TO KEEP HIM TOO LONG. ON BOARD THIS CANDY APPLE RED AGUSTA FIRE RIG. FROM ENGINE NUMBER 2. YOU KNOW HIM, YOU LOVE HIM, THE JOLLY ELF HIMSELF, KRIS KRINGLE. SANTA CLAUS. WE’VE GOT TO GO CLOSER HERE. SHOULD HAVE SEEN HIM LAST NIGHT. BEAUTIFUL TANGERINE SWEATER. HE WASN’T IN UNIFORM. MAYBE WE WOULD CLIMB ON UP HERE. MERRY CHRISTMAS. HERE HE IS. BE CAREFUL, GEORGE. Reporter: THE MAN FROM THE NORTH POLE. SANTA, HOW ARE YOU, MAN? I’M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU? HOW HAS EVERYBODY BEEN SO FAR? PRETTY GOOD THIS YEAR. GOOD REPORTS FROM AGUSTA. WHAT IS THE HARDEST GIFT FOR PEOPLE IN AGUSTA? OH, MY GOSH. THEY WANT A LOT OF GOOD THINGS. I’LL HAVE TO CHECK MY ELVES. THEY’VE BEEN KEEPING MY LIST THIS YEAR. I’VE BEEN SO BUSY. Reporter: HOW DID BRAD MEANS GET OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST. HE WAS ON IT AND THERE WAS SOME SORT OF — HOW DID THAT WORK OUT? JENNY INTERVENED ON HIS BEHALF. SHE SAID, SANTA, BREAD HAS BEEN TRYING REALLY HARD. SO SANTA LOVES JENNY. WHATEVER SHE WANTS, SANTA HOOKS HER UP. GOT BREAD OFF THE NAUGHTY LIST. ONE OR TWO MORE WEEKS TO STAIB GOOD. Reporter: JENNIE MONTGOMERY MAKING SURE IT’S A CHRISTMAS FOR BREAD. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE BIG MAN SANTA CLAUS. LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS. YES, INDEED. THANK YOU, SANTA. WE LOVE SANTA. AUNT DID YOU HEAR THAT? JENNY GETS WHATEVER SHE WANTS. AND ANOTHER CHRISTMAS PARADE IS IN THE BOOKS. THANKS FOR JOINING US. WE APPRECIATE IT. GEORGE ESKOLA AND TREVOR ROBINSON, HOPE YOU HAD FUN DOWN THERE. Reporter: I WILL WRAP IT UP. SANTA, DANCERS, MARCHING BANDS, ROCKING IT. MERRY CHRISTMAS. BACK UPSTAIRS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GEORGE. THANK YOU TO YOU FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL PARADE. THANK YOU. GLAD TO BE HERE. GREAT CROWD, LOTS GOING ON. A LITTLE BIT LATER TONIGHT, IT’S THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING. JUST AFTER 6:00. ALSO INVITING YOU TO JOIN US TOMORROW AS WE PRESENT THE CHRISTMAS PARADE FROM A CAN. AGUSTA, TODAY WAS YOUR MOMENT. WELL DONE.

3 thoughts on “Augusta Fantasy Christmas Parade 2017

  1. The bands in Augusta have really went down they ALL SOUND HORRIBLE and marching, oh my goodness everyone of them have somebody on the wrong foot.

  2. Laney's band director needs to be replaced. I can understand the football team being down, but the band has been down 3 years under this director, they look and sound awful.

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