2018-12-05 / News

Wild West Christmas Parade downtown on Saturday

DIANA ROYAL

Gather your herd and hitch up the wagon – a Wild West Christmas is coming to town.

This Saturday, Dec. 8, marks the Downtown Development Authority’s annual Christmas parade through downtown Waynesboro.

While the procession will begin its way down Liberty Street at 1 p.m., participants need to be lined up at the Exchange Club fairgrounds by 11:30 a.m. according to Don Lively, who serves as the DDA director.

Top float trophies will be awarded in the following categories: church, school, dance group and business or civic organization. Two new awards will also be presented this year: Best Use of Theme and Most Christmas Spirit.

As per tradition, Santa Claus will make a special cameo at the parade’s caboose.

It’s not too late to sign up to participate in this year’s parade. Groups may register through the end of the day today (Wednesday). Contact Lively at 706.554.8018 or donlively. dda@gmail.com .

A rain date of Dec. 15, same time and place, is planned in case of inclement weather.

Speaking of rain, last week’s showers caused two other parades to be rescheduled, also on Dec. 15.

The City of Sardis will hold its parade at 11 a.m., with lineup beginning on Vestal Road at 10 a.m. and vendors setting up by 9 a.m. To participate, contact Sardis Mayor Carol Edmonds at 706.551.1944 or city hall at 478.569.4315.

The City of Midville’s parade will take place at 2 p.m. and lineup begins at 1 p.m. on North Railroad Street.

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