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Newton, Rockdale ring in the holiday season with parades

Newton, Rockdale ring in the holiday season with parades

The rain held off and spirits were high at the annual Christmas parades in Newton and Rockdale counties on Saturday. Elda Crews, dressed like a Christmas tree with gifts, and Val Hall, outfitted as a snowman, spread holiday cheer as they march in the Newton parade Saturday morning. (Special Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

The rain held off and spirits were high at the annual Christmas parades in Newton and Rockdale counties on Saturday. Elda Crews, dressed like a Christmas tree with gifts, and Val Hall, outfitted as a snowman, spread holiday cheer as they march in the Newton parade Saturday morning. (Special Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

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The rain held off and spirits were high at the annual Christmas parades in Newton and Rockdale counties on Saturday. Above, Elda Crews, dressed like a Christmas tree with gifts, and Val Hall, outfitted as a snowman, spread holiday cheer as they march in the Newton parade Saturday morning. At right, dressed as Jesus, Mary and an angel, these children from Abiding Grace Lutheran Church ride on a float in the Rockdale County holiday parade Saturday afternoon. (Special Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

The rain held off and spirits were high at the annual Christmas parades in Newton and Rockdale counties on Saturday. Elda Crews, dressed like a Christmas tree with gifts, and Val Hall, outfitted as a snowman, spread holiday cheer as they march in the Newton parade Saturday morning. (Special Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

The rain held off and spirits were high at the annual Christmas parades in Newton and Rockdale counties on Saturday. Above, Elda Crews, dressed like a Christmas tree with gifts, and Val Hall, outfitted as a snowman, spread holiday cheer as they march in the Newton parade Saturday morning. At right, dressed as Jesus, Mary and an angel, these children from Abiding Grace Lutheran Church ride on a float in the Rockdale County holiday parade Saturday afternoon. (Special Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith)

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