Bed Race, Parade Usher In Holiday Season In Davie

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Davie County will usher in the holiday season this weekend with the second annual bed race and the annual Hometown Christmas Parade.

Town crews have been busy in recent weeks, building new planters for the trees which will be covered with white lights. Those lights also line the buildings and cover the four oak trees on the town square.

The official lighting of the trees is at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by the bed race on Main Street from Depot to Gaither. There will also be a Kids Superhero Race. Children age 5-10 can dress as their favorite superhero and pull their wagons down the street. All will receive a prize.

Eight teams have signed up for the bed race, which drew a large crowd last year, including one featuring WXII TV 12 news personalities. Others include: Davidson County Community College DC Storm; Davie County Health Department Cool Runnings, Gasping Grannies, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Manna Movers, Rescue House Revengers and Trailers of the East Coast. A DJ will provide holiday music.

The town’s annual Christmas ornament will be for sale.

All vehicles on North Main between Depot and Gaither streets should be moved prior to 5 p.m. Friday.

On Saturday, from 10:30-5 p.m., there will be craft vendors under the oak trees and local businesses will be open.

The annual Christmas parade begins at 2 p.m. (See page 8.) and will travel from the Brock Center on North Main Street to downtown, turning left onto Depot Street.