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Christmas comes to Salem

The Encore Show Choir performs in front of City Hall after the tree was lit by Mayor John Berlin. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Paige Whitehill performs with the Encore Show Choir. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Bobbi Zinz performs a solo with the Encore Show Choir. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Bobbi Zinz performs a solo with the Encore Show Choir. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Nathan Franklin performs a solo with the Encore Show Choir. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
A trio of singers with the Encore Show Choir perform (from left) Jacob Slagle, Logan Hororka and Brendan Cole. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
The Encore Show Choir performed including Bobbi Zinz (right) and Paige Whitehill next to her. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Matthew Parker, 11, Salem, rode in the firetruck in the parade with Santa riding on top. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Sam Zinz watches the performance of the Encore Show Choir. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Katie McFarland waits near the tree in front of City Hall with other members of the Encore Show Choir before the tree lighting ceremony. The choir is directed by Attila Samu. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Santa rode in the Annual Salem Parade on the top of a Salem firetruck. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
The Grinch and Whoville was the theme of an entry by the #316 Fraternal Order of Eagles. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Members of the United Youth Softball program rode in the parade. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Katarina Berardi rode on the Gingerbread float in the Salem parade. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
The Aut Mori Grotto clowns marched in the Salem Parade. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
The Aut Mori Grotto clowns marched in the Salem Parade. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
Members of the Wellsville Marching Band came dressed for the season, marching as a group of snowmen in the parade. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)
The Johnny Appleseed Festival Queen Bailey Brandt (center) rode in the Salem Parade with second attendant Riley Lockwood on her left and first attendant Piper Lambert on her right. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)

Salem community members Thursday night welcomed the Christmas season with the annual parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Salem News, followed by the light up night at city hall.

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