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Greenville Christmas parade set for Dec. 8

BY DAAIYAH LATHAM

Save the date: Tuesday, Dec. 8 for the annual Christmas Parade downtown Greenville at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life in the Camellia City.”

“The movie itself, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ which came out in the 1940s, started out ‘doom and gloom’ with the main character putting so much thought into all the negative things going on in life until his guardian angel revealed to him just how different life would be for his family and community if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years,” Tracy Salter, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, said.

There will be other activities the night of the parade including pictures with Santa at 5 p.m., Christmas music and concessions, followed by the annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. and the parade at 6:30 p.m.

The activities don’t stop there, there is a chance to win prizes. There will be first and second place prizes for the best-decorated float and vehicle categories.

Applications for parade entries are now available on the Chamber’s website.

There are rules in place, “walkers are required on either side of the floats and vehicles entered,” said Salter.

The night of the parade, all vehicles parked downtown will be asked to move off Commerce Street by 5:15 p.m., to allow parade lineup and activities in the park to begin.

For more information, or to request an application, contact the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce at 334-382-3251 or visit their website at www.greenvillealchamber.com.