A Very Merry Volunteer Opportunity!

By: Kathan Kapoor

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Milton’s annual Santa Claus Parade will take place on Sunday, November 21st along Main Street, starting at Whitmer St. at 1:30PM and ending at the GO station around 3:30PM. 

This year’s parade is a salute to the generosity and courage of the everyday heroes of this pandemic – from healthcare workers on the front lines, to all the essential workers, and to those of us doing our part to stop the spread of the virus. Downtown Milton is optimistic that things will get better and this is a chance for Milton to celebrate after all the sacrifices we made over the last 18 months.

While this parade is a great way to get into the festive spirit, it is also an effective way to earn volunteer hours. You can sign up through the Milton Santa Claus Parade Website. Possible roles that you can sign up for include a parade marshal, banner carrier, and costume character. Volunteers are required to attend the mandatory information sessions for their position on Wednesday November 17th, 2021 at the Milton Lions Hall (above the Memorial Arena on Thompson Road). Positions will be confirmed and instructions regarding where and when to meet on the day of the parade will be provided.

Whether you are watching the parade or participating in it, have a good time and remember to keep in mind the contributions of our amazing essential workers who have helped numerous families during this pandemic.