Bold in the cold
WINSTED — It may have been 15 degrees and chilly outside, but that did not stop the seventh annual Gator Parade from rolling through town with sirens blaring and Christmas lights flashing on Sunday, Dec. 18. The parade is named after Gaeton “Gator” Gangi, a member of the fire department who passed away in December 2004.Starting on Meadow Street, the procession went through many neighborhoods throughout town and included emergency vehicles, police cruisers and trucks from the Winsted Fire Department.Surrounding towns, including Riverton, Colebrook, Pleasant Valley, Canaan and Norfolk participated in the event, which was said by spectators to be the biggest one yet. Vehicles were adorned with Christmas lights, holiday decorations and ornaments. Residents lined up along the parade route to witness the festive occasion.