Parades set for Saturday

Friday, December 5, 2008

Lewisburg's Christmas parade will be coming down West Commerce this Saturday afternoon.

It starts at 2 p.m. at Westvue Church of Christ, and ends at the square, where the Best Little Christmas Ever Festival will have been in full swing since 10 a.m.

"It's a big deal every year," says the organizer, Rotarian Peggy Hubbard. This year's parade theme is "Deck the Halls."

Chapel Hill's parade is set for Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday morning, she had 54 entries for the parade, but Hubbard says if you want to be in the parade you can just show up on the day.

Among those planning to parade are horse-drawn vehicles, antique cars, gymnasts, and the Marshall County High School Marching Band. The boy scouts and girls scouts will be appearing, along with several churches, and at least two Relay for Life teams. Representative Eddie Bass and Senator Bill Ketron have promised to attend, and the Shriners "on all their little gizmos," as Hubbard puts it, will be there, too.

Bringing up the rear will be Santa Claus, riding on a fire truck.

The weather is forecast to be sunny and cool, perfect for a Christmas parade.

"We want everyone to have a good time," says Hubbard. Wrap up warm and come on out to see the parade on West Commerce Saturday afternoon.