Many of the Nov. 22 Santa Claus parade entries included wagons or trailers with candy cane tossing individuals on board, including this one from Skate Ponoka. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Almost Midnight Madness snaps

Many of the Nov. 22 Santa Claus parade entries included wagons or trailers with candy cane tossing individuals on board, including this one from Skate Ponoka.

Photo by Jordie Dwyer

A grinch and his friend drive this sleigh in the inaugural Santa Claus parade during the chamber’s Almost Midnight Madness event.

Photo by Jordie Dwyer

People gathered on the site of the old town hall for the lighting of the tree ceremony on Nov. 22.

Photo by Jordie Dwyer

It was a busy start to the Ponoka News’ annual food bank drive with people dropping off donations in exchange for picking one of the many local businesses’ gift certificate envelopes off the tree.

Photo by Jordie Dwyer

A total of 531 lbs of food as well as $110 in cash donations was collected for the Ponoka News food bank drive during Almost Midnight Madness. Pictured here is Violet Smith, left, from the food bank, and Ponoka News publisher Judy Dick. Photo by Emily Jaycox

The evening was topped off by fireworks bursting over Battle River. Many came out in their vehicles and parked downtown or in by the Riverside ball diamonds to watch the spectacle. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Some families came out for the “Light Up Centennial Park” Nov. 22 and were walking around the path, enjoying the lights. Photo by Emily Jaycox

By Emily Jaycox

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A grinch and his friend drive this sleigh in the inaugural Santa Claus parade during the chamber’s Almost Midnight Madness event. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

People gathered on the site of the old town hall for the lighting of the tree ceremony on Nov. 22. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

It was a busy start to the Ponoka News’ annual food bank drive with people dropping off donations in exchange for picking one of the many local businesses’ gift certificate envelopes off the tree. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

A total of 531 lbs of food as well as $110 in cash donations was collected for the Ponoka News food bank drive during Almost Midnight Madness. Pictured here is Violet Smith, left, from the food bank, and Ponoka News publisher Judy Dick. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Some families came out for the “Light Up Centennial Park” Nov. 22 and were walking around the path, enjoying the lights. Photo by Emily Jaycox

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