Two Christmas parades set for Saturday

Friday, December 4, 2009
You can look for all kinds of floats before Christmas Parades this weekend in Chapel Hilll and Lewisburg.

A bigger better Christmas Parade is planned in Lewisburg on Saturday afternoon a few hours before Chapel Hill's Christmas Parade that evening.

"We have more entries this year and several new floats coming as well as the Shriners and a large antique car club," Rotary Parade Chairwoman Peggy Hubbard said.

Starting at 2 p.m., the parade goes from Tiger Boulevard to Lewisburg's public square where floats go left to Rock Creek Park and vehicles go further east on Commerce Street.

Chapel Hill's parade starts at 5:30 p.m. at the elementary school and ends at the high school. It'll be Santa's second ride on a fire truck Saturday in Marshall County.

The town is also coordinating a baby contest, a craft show and an animal show, all at Forrest High from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds help fund ball fields in Chapel Hill.

Lewisburg Rotarians' parade isn't a fundraiser.