By Brenda Sommer Managing Editor Excited faces became children bouncing around from sugar overload as the annual Christmas Parade of Lights wound down Thursday night in downtown Mexia. Hundreds of people lined East Commerce and North McKinney streets for the event, sponsored by the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce. Floats, cars, motorcycles, dogs and all sorts of groupings took part in the sparkling lighted parade. The highlight for many children – besides the candy handed out by parade participants – was the chance to see Santa Claus, the parade’s special guest. Mr. and Mrs. Mistletoe, Darrow and Lucy Condon, were chosen as grand marshals of the parade, and waved to the crowd from their vehicle. The couple, married in October 1956, originally lived in Indianola, Iowa, where Darrow worked for Harlan Lumber Company and Lucy worked for Bankers Life in Des Moines. To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Saturday's edition of The Mexia News, or subscribe to our online edition.