Christmas Wookies

wookieby Scott Hansen

DUNCANVILLE, TX – A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… actually, it was on December 4, 2015 and the galaxy was right here in Duncanville. The city held its annual Christmas Parade themed on George Lucas’ iconic Star Wars franchise.
The parade lead off with Duncanville Police cars flashing their lights and sounding their sirens. Behind them walked various characters seen in the movies such as storm troopers, jedi knights and even Darth Vader himself. The Duncanville High School band set the mood by playing wonderful medleys of Star Wars and Christmas music.
The floats this year were colorful and creative. One of the favorites was a depiction of the nativity scene being witnessed by Luke Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi and other characters from the movies.
Other floats included one with Mayor David Green and the City Council members greeting parade watchers, as well as the Ghostbusters and their tricked out ambulance.
The evening concluded with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree.