By Benjamin Reffell
When you were young, you might remember going to the Santa Claus parade. This is a shared part of our childhood many of us treasure, and it’s amazing to look back on these moments as we move on to different chapters of our lives. Thankfully, this tradition is still going strong, as St. Thomas held its 33rd annual Santa Claus parade Saturday.
As always, despite our city’s modest population size, there wasn’t a short supply of impressive floats. Among these included one of CECI’s very own, which students helped create on Friday. It was a Christmas-themed explosion in the best way possible. To complement this, the school marching band followed closely behind, sporting matching jerseys that screamed Titan pride. They managed to persevere despite the frigid weather and were great the entire night.
Overall, it was extremely successful, but this isn’t the only way CECI has been contributing to the community. As a Central Elgin student, I know that there’s always something going on that has an impact on our community. Currently, CECI is doing the Toasty Toes campaign that encourages students to bring in a pair of socks to donate to the less fortunate members of Railway City.