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Christmas parades are coming

Posted Friday, November 30, 2012, at 1:47 PM

It is that time of year once more. Christmas is just right around the corner. Some of the most special items during the holidays are all of the Christmas parades we are having in our different cities. I am going to give you the dates and times of all of our parades. Hopefully, each and every one of us will be able to attend as many as possible, because each parade is special and each has little differences, that make them enjoyable to all that attend.

The first parade will be in Harrisburg. The date is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning at 4 p.m.

Every parade will have a grand marshal and Mr. Clyde Ford will be the grand marshal for this year's parade. The grand marshal in every city is a special person, who has played a big role of progress and work within the area. In this case, Clyde not only has been a great contributor to Harrisburg, but to all of Poinsett County. One of the ways he has been of assistance is by working as the Poinsett County Historical Chairman for many years.

The parade will be beautiful and will begin at the courthouse in Harrisburg.

On that same day, Saturday, Dec. 1, the Marked Tree Parade will begin at 5 p.m. The Marked Tree Fire Department will be in charge.

There were a few years that Marked Tree failed to have a Christmas Parade. The parade is back in the swing and has proven to be better and better over the past five years. This is also a beautiful parade and will begin at the First Delta Bank and extend through Frisco (main street).

A beautiful parade will be Tyronza on Friday, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. Tyronza is one of our counties smaller cities, but you would not know that by the quality of the floats, etc. and the attendance. Tyronza's population is around 800 people. From the 800 people who live in Tyronza, I have seen as many as 400 persons line the streets for the event.

The parade will begin at the elementary school and extend down the Main street of Tyronza. Great teamwork makes this parade a total success.

Lepanto will have its annual parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. This parade has been very consistent through the years. The dedication involved within the local community has been the backbone of the parade's success.

This parade will occur "rain or shine". Once back in 1990, sleet and snow was falling. The parade went on as planned. The city will be beautiful and the floats are second to none. The Fire Department and "Miss Kitty" have always made sure that this parade has always been a success.

The lineup will be on the south end of Greenwood Street and process to the intersection of Highway 140.

Last, but not least, the Trumann Christmas Parade will occur at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. This is another parade that has been very consistent for many years now.

There will be a little variation for the parade's procession this year. Instead of the parade beginning at the old Walmart store, the procession has changed to the Police Department, on Melton Street. The parade will travel toward Poinsett Street and then on to Main Street in Trumann.

It is always a beautiful parade that we will not want to miss.

I hope each of us can attend each and every Christmas parade in our county. If not, let's at least try and attend the one located in our home towns. These are heartwarming events and truly prepare us for the Christmas Season.

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