Get ready for Dec. 9 Advance parade

Published 9:08 am Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Advance Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.

To be a participant, all you need to do is show up. There is no entry form. All entries are required to be community/family appropriate, respectful, and arrive by 9 a.m. to be directed to a starting position. Volunteers will be standing by at Shady Grove Elementary school to check in and direct entrants to the standby area.

The Advance Parade began with a joke followed by a little imagination and a lot of determination. The first parade was organized in the short span of two weeks and was a surprising success.  The event quickly grew into one of the most popular and most enjoyable parades of the area.

“The parade is now one of the highlights of the Christmas season and promises to be a morning of joy and lots of holiday spirit,” said Benita Finney.

Following the parade, have lunch at Advance United Methodist Church.  The church will be serving chicken stew and hotdogs in the fellowship hall for donations.

Also, in the parking lot of the Methodist church, the Advance Fire Department Auxiliary will sponsor Pictures with Fireman Santa and the Advance fire truck.

Contact Benita Finney with questions or for information at 336-671-0343.