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John Deere tractors carry Santa through Missouri town during Christmas parade

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Centralia, Missouri residents gathered around the main street of the town to watch the first used John Deere tractors carry Santa and other decorations during the annual Christmas parade.
Centralia, Missouri residents gathered around the main street of the town to watch the first used John Deere tractors carry Santa and other decorations during the annual Christmas parade.

Centralia, Missouri residents gathered around the main street of the town to watch the first used John Deere tractors carry Santa and other decorations during the annual Christmas parade, according to the Missourian.

The news source reported that residents of all ages were present to view the parade, which began in the parking lot of a local government building and continued down East Singleton Street.

According to the Missourian, the parade was organized by the Centralia Young Farmers organization, as used John Deere tractors were vital to the success of the event. These machines paraded Santa through the town, along with supporting an array of lights and other festive decorations.

Lori Lewis, the group's advisor, noted that the parade was organized as a way "to bring rural Centralia together with the town during the Christmas season." The group received the support of the entire community, according to the news source.

The Centralia Young Farmers organization helps to educate children in Missouri who are interested in taking agricultural education classes and learning more about the industry.

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