(Photo by Tali Hunt)
(Photo by Tali Hunt)
Residents and visitors of all ages lined both sides of Main Street during yesterday’s relatively warm Sunday afternoon for the Very Merry Madison Christmas parade.

High winds kept two of the larger balloons from participating. A news release from the city explained there were size and maneuverability concerns for both balloons, a large Christmas present and bell. The snowman balloon paused at Main and West streets to bow to Madison Mayor Damon Welch. Welch bowed back as the balloon’s handlers all laughed and continued on their way. (Courier staff photos by Tali Hunt and Trenton Scroggins)