Dec. 8, 2016, 11:23 a.m.

Southmountain Annual Christmas Parade and Open House

On Saturday afternoon December 3rd, Southmountain Children and Family Services hosted the Annual Christmas Parade and Open House at Southmountain Estates, the Foster Community in Nebo.  Over 100 friends, donors, community members, Trustees, and staff, came out on the beautiful afternoon to celebrate the holiday season together.  As always, the parade consisted of several floats decorated by our children and foster families who then rode the floats dressed in holiday costumes and singing Christmas carols. Also riding their decorated trail bikes in the parade were residents who participate in the National Youth Program Using Minibikes (NYPUM) program. And, as always, Santa made his annual appearance in the parade and then visited with all the children in attendance!  "The small parade is our way of giving back to you, our friends and supporters," said Executive Director Chris Jernigan as he welcomed the crowd. "It's small and quaint and it's our way of saying thank you." After the parade, our foster families welcomed the community into their homes where holiday treats and goodies were served.  The parade and open house were a great way to kick off the holiday season and for the community to experience the good work being done by Southmountain Children and Family Services.