2014-12-10 / Front Page

Cowboy Christmas Parade is Saturday

By Elizabeth Billips

If you’ve got spurs that go ‘jingle jangle jingle,’ you’ll fit right in.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Downtown Waynesboro will cowboy up for its annual Christmas parade.

This year’s theme is wild and western, according to organizers who say community members have embraced the idea of unconventional.

“I couldn’t bear the thought of another Winter Wonderland,” Downtown Director Don Lively said, referencing last year’s U-turn to the Tiki Tacky Christmas Parade. “We wanted to do something fun and different again … and everybody in these parts has cowboy boots.”

Spectators are encouraged to dress the part, too.

“Think Stetsons, lariats and chaps,” Lively said. “Bandanas, boots and belt buckles.”

Around 50 groups, clubs and organizations are expected to parade down Liberty Street, including Santa Claus, the Burke County High School Band and real cowboys on horseback.

The parade will leave the Exchange Club Fairgrounds at 1 p.m., and travel north to Southern Bank.

ONE LAST DAY

The Downtown Development Authority will continue accepting parade entries through 5 p.m. today (Wednesday). Contact Lively at 706-840-4038 or dlively@waynesboro.ga.com. Participants are asked to line up between 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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