Home › AllOTSEGO › o-santa 2017 slideshow o-santa 2017 slideshow 12/02/2017 AllOTSEGO The Grinch (James Eddleston), accompanied by Danielle Vosburgh and their dog Ice (aka May) were unable to steal anybody’s Christmas at what some said was the biggest Oneonta Santa Parade ever. (Others, recalling last year’s 60-day degree weather, wondered.) Those DeMulders have taking the “T” tradition into a fourth generation, evident this morning at Oneonta’s Santa Parade: From right are Tianna, 3; mom Tonya, baby Troy, 3, dad Tyler, Taelyn, 1, and grandmom – Tonya’s mom, you can tell by her name – Shelly Yager. Troy was saying his grandparents, Tom and Eileen, began the tradition. Greater Oneonta’s top elected officials, Town Supervisor Bob Wood, left, and City Mayor Gary Herzig, walk the route and wave to the crowd. The Jillian Dance Arts’ troupe packs Main Street in front of the reviewing stands for its performance. The Oneonta Vets’ Club honor guard let the parade, with Commander Len Carson bearing the American Legion banner. Stacey Birdsall, left, and Faith Willilams lead the contingent from Tracy Willis’ Charlotte Creek Stables, Davenport. Terry Matheson was a picture of vitality in leading the Elite Dance Academy performance in front of the reviewing stand. Chuck D’Imperio emceed today’s parade, assisted by Luisa Montanti, Southside Mall manager. In grandmom Margaret Bischoff’s arms, young Calvin Clement smiles at the passing scene. Mom Emily, left, brought him up from Unadilla for the occasion. Bringing Christmas cheer to today’s Gingerbread Jubilee in the Foothills’ Atrium after the parade were the Sweet Adelines’ City of the Hills Chorus, including, from left, Linda Allen, Robin Medina, director Terry Hait, Kathy Lyons and Joanne Burdick. Sophie Richardson, left, and Laurie Trelease admired the Tream Wright/Benson Real Estate tree (foreground) at the Festival of Trees in Foothills’ black box theater today, organized this year by Destination Oneonta. A crowd hails the arrival of the Toys for Tots Train at the James Georgeson Ave. crossing this morning bringing Santa Claus, plus First Responders, to spread Christmas cheer and distribute toys.