We had over 25 different scout troops ready to participate — boys, girls, brownies, daisies, cubs, wolves, Webelos and more. Plus, 10 Harford County high school bands were ready to play in their holiday finest. And we had civic groups, clubs, dance companies, cheer, twirl and jump-rope organizations, all of whom had worked up fun routines for the parade. We planned to showcase marching dogs, acrobats, beauty queens and decorated floats! We even were expecting the largest contingent of horses ever in our Christmas parade, including two horse-drawn carriages! Alas, it was not to be.