ANSONIA – Ansonia held its fourth annual Lighted Christmas Tractor Parade with thousands of colored Christmas lights adorning vehicles from lawn tractors and golf carts to huge combines with vehicle entrants of all sizes in between.
“I would like to thank the Ansonia Community Pride for their work on organizing such a fun filled family event,” said Rachelle Wright. “They do an amazing job all year long at creating opportunities to come out and enjoy community events in Ansonia.”
“The community comes together to hold the lighted tractor parade,” said long time Ansonia resident, Jim Kammer. “It is just an awesome time for the community to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.”
Two Ansonia police cruiser led the parade followed with a decked out pickup truck honoring US service men and women.
With the parade starting at the First Church of God of Ansonia and finishing up at Ansonia Schools, the parade route goes past the front of the Kammer residence.
“We invite family and friends together to come and sit and watch the parade as the lighted tractors and others come through,” Kammer noted. “Afterwards we all go in the house to warm up and we have coffee and hot chocolate and sit around and talk about how neat the parade was.”
“The farmers and the people really came all out,” Kammer added. “They spend quite a bit of time decorating their combines and their tractors. “It is just an awesome time to sit out here and see how the farmers come together to display their tractors and show the pride they have with their farm equipment.”
“This year, Northside Community Fellowship had a tractor and trailer designed to celebrate the birth of Christ,” Wright stated. “We had a number of church members come and hand out over 800 candy canes and a card inviting the community to our candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.”