Friday, December 16, 2011 | 9:32 p.m. CST
Centralia residents gathered Friday evening for the town's fifth annual Christmas tractor parade. The parade was staged in the parking lot of Centralia MFA Agri Services, before processing down East Singleton Street.
Residents of all ages gathered in holiday garb to watch the festive floats. The parade was organized by the Centralia Young Farmers as a way "to bring rural Centralia together with the town during the Christmas season," said Lori Lewis, the group's advisor.
Maclea Parrish, left, walks on one of the floats while her friend, Lance Hudson, sits before the start of Centralia's fifth annual Christmas Tractor Parade on Friday evening at the Centralia MFA Agri Services parking lot.
Andy Turner, left, Jay Turner and Keith Schnarre look at the floats before Centralia's fifth annual Christmas tractor parade, held Friday evening in the Centralia MFA Agri Services parking lot.
Glennie Hardy, 9, looks away from atop the Bethlehem Baptist Church float before the start of the Christmas Tractor Parade, held on Friday in the Centralia MFA Agri Services parking lot. Hardy dressed as the Virgin Mary for the parade.
Jeremiah Iverson, back left, Korrie Woods, Debbie Woods, Tyler Worthington, front left, and his brothers Wyatt and Shawn watch the Centralia Christmas Tractor Parade, held Friday evening on East Singleton Street.