A bologna mascot upstages Santa every year in the St. John's, N.L., Christmas parade

The Maple Leaf Big Stick Balogna interacts with a people during the St. John's Downtown Christmas Parade in St. John's on Sunday December 4, 2022. The Maple Leaf Foods Mr. Big Stick mascot is a waving, walking, cylindrical stick of bologna -- complete with a top knot -- which has been a staple of the city's parade for over 25 years.  (THE CANADINA PRESS/Paul Daly) The Maple Leaf Big Stick Balogna interacts with a people during the St. John's Downtown Christmas Parade in St. John's on Sunday December 4, 2022. The Maple Leaf Foods Mr. Big Stick mascot is a waving, walking, cylindrical stick of bologna -- complete with a top knot -- which has been a staple of the city's parade for over 25 years. (THE CANADINA PRESS/Paul Daly)

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