It definitely looked a lot like Christmas Saturday night for the annual Christmas parade in downtown Winchester.
A snowstorm earlier in the day left a couple of inches of snow covering the downtown area, and while snow showers during the parade added to the Christmas atmosphere, it also kept down the number of attendees.
Those who braved the weather were treated to a good time led by Grand Marshal Bill Bender and including numerous scout troops, floats, dance troupes and the George Rogers Clark Junior ROTC unit.
But it was the absence of a mainstay of the parade each year, the George Rogers Clark High School Marching Band, that seemed to be the talk of the parade route Saturday. Many were left questioning why the band wasn’t allowed to march when the ROTC unit was.