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City’s Downtown Parade Ushers In Holiday Season
Young dancers from the Bellalise Dance Studio in Riverbank perform in front of the judging stand, at Third and Santa Fe streets in downtown Riverbank on Saturday. It was part of the 50th annual edition of the city’s Christmas Parade.News Photos By Ric McGinnis

After enjoying the festivities of Thanksgiving, residents in the local area then bundled up and headed to the downtown area of Riverbank on Saturday to enjoy the annual holiday parade.

Entries ranged from scouts to equestrians, bands to dancers and all had to feature some sort of holiday lighting as part of the entry.
Members of the Cardozo Middle School Leadership Group carry their banner as an entry in the 50th annual Riverbank Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 24, through downtown. The school also entered its marching band, under the direction of David Howard.News Photos By Ric McGinnis
The drum section works out as the Cardozo Middle School marching band performs during Saturday’s Riverbank Christmas Parade. The 50th annual event wound its way down Santa Fe Street, beginning and ending at Community Center Park.News Photos By Ric McGinnis