The best places to live in America have enough “community” in the community to put on a well attended parade.
Christmas Parades commemorate the past through the traditions of Christmas; celebrate the present by bringing together the best in civic groups, churches, businesses, schools, community leaders and public servants; and present a vision of hope to the next generation for a strong and prosperous future.
To that end, we present you with the following:
The Parade, Good Will on Display
Classic cars, fire engines, and antique tractors,
School kids, motorcycles and horse drawn wagons;
Kids catching candy… filled with delight,
Everyone waving… we’re all neighbors today.
Boy scouts and girl scouts, unicycles and dancers,
Marching bands, floats and crowds on the sidewalk;
Parents with cameras watching for loved ones,
as much a part of the scene as those waving from floats.
Churches and farmers, hunters and soldiers,
Democrats, Republicans, the Red Cross and 4H;
These all have I seen in the course of this parade,
Prompting my thanks for the good will on display.
Written December 6th, 2009
in Davie County, North Carolina
To Celebrate Parades Everywhere
Pictures of the winning entries, grand marshall Lanie Pope, and greetings from Santa appear below, click to view.
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I look forward to the Advance Christmas parade next Saturday. I hope to see you there!
If you missed the parade this year, or if you were in the parade yourself and missed some of the festivities, you can catch the entire parade in HD on the Davie County YouTube Channel.
Click below to watch the entire parade on your Davie County YouTube Channel