The holiday season kicked off locally as the 83rd annual Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade made its way through downtown.

About 77 floats and entries were part of the parade lineup, which is a little less than years past, but a good foundation to build upon, said Heather Blackburn, a parade board member.

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patrick mills

I came to see the parade with an out of town guest. We got there early to be sure we got a good place to see the parade. Unfortunately a very rude couple sood in front of us blocking our view. We politely asked them to sit down so we could see. They very rudely told us to get over ourselves and proceeded to block our view even more. They were standing in the street where not only did it block our view but was also dangerous for

FOR THEM. In the past we have always had a police officer walk around and tell folks to stay out of the street. There was not any police presence to be found. My out of town guest now has a very negative impression of Owensboro and what was supposed to be a good time was ruined. Come on Owensboro, we are better than this.

Thomas Anderson

I believe in shopping the merchants of Owensboro however I find it offensive when a charge of $4.00 for hot chocolate while attending the Christmas Parade - side bar it was not hot and the lids did not fit no matter what excuse was given

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