Bands, small businesses and Port Orange organizations formed part of the 41st-annual Port Orange Christmas Parade.
Thousand of members of the Port Orange Community lined Dunlawton Avenue for the 41st-annual Port Orange Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Themed around Christmas movies, the parade's numerous floats, marching bands and walking members of small businesses strutted down the town's main artery, from South Nova Road to Spruce Creek Road. One of the participating floats was made by Thrive Community Church, whose members began working on it months before the parade.
Port Orange residents and church members Erika Froling and Cheri Harbeck designed and built the float, themed around "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Harbeck said they chose that movie because it's so well-known. Together, they put over 75 hours into building the float, which was mainly made up of papier-mache and duct tape.
"It allowed me and [Harbeck] to form a better relationship, as well as meet new people who came to help," Froling said.