Rehoboth Beach held its annual Hometown Christmas Parade sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company Dec. 4. Mild temperatures drew a large crowd to Rehoboth Avenue to celebrate the holiday season. Local longtime Rehoboth Beach resident Pete Patson had the honor of being grand marshal for the event. Patson, 93, was recently named an honorary member of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company for his hours of assistance he provides for the company. Shown is Patson as he waves to the crowds along Rehoboth Avenue.