Residents enjoyed the Evening Optimist Club's annual Sumter Christmas Parade on Sunday afternoon downtown. The theme this year was "It's a Wonderful Life," and more than 2,500 participants were registered. Saint Nick made an appearance, along with beauty queens, marching bands, athletic teams and more. Parade sponsors were Palmetto Health Tuomey, Pilgrim's Pride, Archway Academy, AllSouth Federal Credit Union, Hill Printing and SAFE Federal Credit Union.
PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM