Hundreds were on hand for the annual Santa's Light Parade in downtown Durand. Pleasant weather greeted the jolly old elf as he rode down Saginaw Street aboard Durand Fire Department's Engine 604, waving to those gathered for the event. See photos from the parade and watch video of the moment Santa pressed the plunger to light the town.
Following notice sent by Durand schools Superintendent Craig McCrumb about a "stranger danger" incident that occurred Thursday afternoon, Durand teachers and other staff members hit the streets to help ensure the safety of kids heading to school on Friday morning and heading home on Friday afternoon.
In numerous social posts in varied venues, Principals and other staff were shouted out; Mrs. Holek, Mrs. Dobson and Mrs. Knapp among them, for braving wind and cold on Friday to help keep an eye on things.