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Photo feature: Christmas cheer

Members of the Goshen High School marching band march during the 2011 Goshen Christmas Parade in Goshen, Ala., Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

The Town of Goshen celebrated “Christmas for Cause” with its 2011 parade on Friday night. Hundreds of residents lined the streets to celebrate the start of the holiday season. The day’s events also included a camp stew supper and pictures with Santa.

A Goshen High School cheerleader marches in the the 2011 Goshen Christmas Parade in Goshen, Ala., Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

Nikole Cox and Parker Cox, 5, watch as Santa passes during the 2011 Goshen Christmas Parade in Goshen, Ala., Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

Parade participants wave during the 2011 Goshen Christmas Parade in Goshen, Ala., Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)