Parade slated for Thursday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 30, 2004

It’ll be time for a &uot;Hometown Holiday Celebration&uot; in the Camellia City tomorrow evening as the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Christmas Parade brings holiday cheer to local folks.

The annual holiday parade, slated to kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday night, begins at the hilltop and proceed down Commerce St. to the courthouse. Approximately 35 entries, including decorated floats and cars, walking groups, the Greenville High School Tiger Band and of course, the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, riding atop the big red fire truck, will all be part of this festive annual event. Prizes will be given to the best-decorated entries.

The weather forecast for Thursday evening is clear, crisp and very cool – perfect for a holiday parade under the stars, organizers say.

Greenville native Beth Killough Chapman, State Auditor, will serve as this year’s grand marshal, says Chamber of Commerce Director Carol Lee.

Roger Lansdon, the gentleman voted &uot;The Ugliest Man in Town&uot; during the recent Lions Club fundraiser, Radio Day, is also slated to ride atop his &uot;throne&uot; in the parade.

As in past years, lights and music will enhance the nighttime parade experience for attendees of all ages.

&uot;Our nighttime parades are really a magical experience you will not want to miss – it’s a wonderful part of the holiday season,&uot; Lee says.

Since the annual parade in the city of McKenzie was cancelled this year, Lee also encourages citizens from the southern part of the county to &uot;come and join in the fun in Greenville&uot;.

For more information about Thursday’s parade, contact the Lee’s office at 382-3251.