Two Christmas parades Saturday

Friday, November 30, 2012

From Staff Reports

Two Christmas parades are scheduled for Saturday in Marshall County.

The Lewisburg Rotary Club-sponsored parade starts at 2 p.m. at Westvue Church of Christ on Mooresville Road, and it goes all the way to the public square. The parade's theme is Christmas Melody.

The Chapel Hill Christmas Parade is sponsored by the town's Park and Recreation Board. The parade starts at approximately 5:15 p.m. at Chapel Hill Elementary School and proceeds to Forrest School. The parade's theme is Let It Shine.

Santa Claus will be in both parades riding on a fire truck.

Snowbird is the grand marshal for Lewisburg's parade.

The grand marshal for Chapel Hill's parade is George Dickovitch. Originally from Michigan, Dickovitch was named the town's man of the year Thursday night. He was selected because of his work with the Rocket Band of Blue, the Lions Club, and the community in general. He is well-known for wearing short pants and workbooks regardless of the weather.

Classic and antique cars, donkeys, horseback riders, beauty pageant contestants, a host of floats and four wheelers are anticipated at both parades. Chapel Hill officials are asking four-wheeler riders to pickup those vehicles at the high school instead of riding them back through town to CHES after the parade.

Chapel Hill will have its Santa Run footrace starting at 7 a.m. when more than 30 vendors may start opening at Forrest School's old gym. Also that hour, breakfast will be served with Santa at the community center on Depot Street.