More holiday cheer marching through

Published 10:59 am Friday, December 5, 2014

The town of Courtland will be hosting its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at the old Courtland Elementary School and proceed down Main Street until it intersects Shands Drive, said Stan Piersa, who organized the parade. Among the entries in this year’s parade are Courtland Health Care, the Courtland Baptist Church, Courtland Fire and Rescue, the Southampton High School band, Boy Scouts Troop 17, the Snow Queen and Santa Claus. There will also be several classic cars in the parade.

Ivor will be hosting its holiday parade on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. There are almost 50 entries in this year’s parade, said town representative Sandra Vick, including the Southampton, Windsor and Lakewood High School bands, several local companies and even Santa Claus. The parade will begin at the Pines of Ivor and travel down Main Street. The route will features several turns, following Gayle Avenue, Babb Drive and Rawles Drive before returning to the Pines of Ivor.

This year’s event starts on Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning on Colosse Road, crossing Carrsville Highway, past the school, past old Carrsville Highway, and will come out and end at the fire station. Featured entries will include Ruritan dignitaries and Santa Claus, who will be at the fire station afterward.