2018-11-07 / News

Downtown Christmas parade plans announced

DIANA ROYAL

Grab your partners and get ready to do-si-do downtown for Christmas.

The Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority recently announced its theme for the annual Christmas parade, and it’s all things western. “Think Cowboys and Indians, grizzly bears and buffalo,” said DDA director Don Lively.

We are having a Wild West Christmas.”

Turn those floats into wagons and join the herd as it makes the trail through Waynesboro on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m.

“We have fun coming up with the different themes each year,” Lively said of himself and the DDA board, “and who doesn’t love boots and bandanas? I think we might hear a ‘yeehaw’ or two and a ‘hi-ho Silver!’ while we’re at it.”

Parade participants should arrive at the Exchange Club fairgrounds, located at 156 Manau Lane in Waynesboro, by 11:30 a.m. on parade day. Signs must be neat and legible, and four-wheelers, golf carts and similar modes of transportation are welcome as long as they are driven responsibly and decorated for the occasion. Lively also reminds participants that candy cannot be thrown from vehicles or floats and should be distributed to the crowd only through individuals on foot.

To sign up, contact Lively at 706.554.8018 or donlively. dda@gmail.com. Spots should be confirmed by Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Should rain impede on the stampede, the parade will be rescheduled for Dec. 15, at the same time and place.

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