FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The streets of North Pole were lined with residents, waiting to cheer on the annual parade. First in line were the motorcycles, followed by the King and Queen, Brenda and Jeff Howe, and then of course, Santa Claus. There were a few animals in attendance, including dogs and even a goat. The King and Queen shared how it feels to hold their new title.
"It is a humbling experience, we are representing a city, this is great, and it's fun. We love our home and we are glad to represent North Pole." Said the Howes.
Next came the classic cars from the era of early rock and roll to a hand cranked Model T of the 1900's. There were appearances from Shriners, the North Pole high school football team and cheer leaders, and kids from the local BMX racetrack. Rounding out the procession were fire engines from the North Pole Fire Department. The parade route wound down Santa Claus Lane, through the neighborhoods near the Elementary School,and finished at North Pole high school, where the party continued with different vendors providing food and drinks.
*In yesterday's newscast we reported the names of the North Pole King and Queen as Jeff and Barbra Howe.
However, the actual name of the North Pole Queen is *Brenda Howe.
We apologize, your majesty, for the indiscretion.