The Friendsville community turned out in mass to celebrate the holidays with the annual Friendsville Christmas Parade. The event happened on Saturday, Dec. 12, with participants gathering in early afternoon at the Friendsville Elementary School. The parade route took floats and other participants throughout the town and looped back to the school for the ending. Everyone gathered for treats, hot chocolate and coffee in the school cafeteria after the parade ended. The popular event draws a crowd and is always entertaining, organizers said.