Beaver Dam Parade 12-12-15 3Crowds of Beaver Dam, Scenic, Desert Springs and Mesquite Residents lined Highway 91 in Beaver Dam Arizona on Dec. 12 for the 10th Annual Beaver Dam Christmas Parade.

The parade, coordinated by Wayne Hutchinson and Myrna Hoiness, is open to anyone who wants to participate. Residents decorate any type of vehicle they want from riding lawnmowers to automobiles and this year’s parade even included a motorized bar stool. Many of the residents and local business or churches decorate trailers and pile in groups of people who are filled with bags of candy that they toss out to the waiting and eager crowd.

The parade traveled Highway 91 from the Beaver Dam Station to the Elementary School led by the Boy Scouts, postal worker Doug and fellow Exchange Club members to honor and remember Postal worker Gene Maughan who passed away on Nov. 30.

A huge trailer was all decked out to escort Santa and Mrs. Claus to their waiting throne where eager children were ready to tell them what they wanted for Christmas.

Fifteen vendors, coordinated by Cathy Meiner, were set up with a large variety of wares that could be purchased for a steal by anyone looking to work on reducing their holiday gift list by at least a few hand-made items.

Entertainment was also provided during the bazaar by the Desert Dames Choir and the Beaver Dam Elementary School Choir.

Donations from the hot dog sale help support the Virgin River Communities Scholarships which are awarded to two Beaver Dam High School students each year.