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   A gifted songstress and an Olympic champion will serve as grand marshals at the Grenada Christmas parade.
   Singer Delores K. Williams and former athlete Mildrette Netter White will ride in the lead cars and represent the Lake City at this year’s festivities.
   Williams, known to her friends as Mama D, has been singing for more than 60 years. She honed her voice in church choirs and attends Greater Pine Hills Missionary Baptist Church.
   In September Williams was chosen to sing at the National Black Caucus in Washington D.C. Williams is a lifelong Grenada resident. She has six children, 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
   “This is a great honor. I know that God is with me all the time,” said Williams.
Netter White won a gold medal in the four by one hundred relay at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
   The mother of two and grandmother of two was raised in Rosedale and moved to Grenada last year.
   Netter White taught physical education and track throughout Mississippi for 28 years before retiring in 2002.
   “It’s an honor to serve as grand marshal alongside a pillar of the community like Ms. Williams,” said Netter White.
   The Grenada Christmas parade is today at 4 p.m. downtown.
   The theme for this year’s parade is “Music Tells the Christmas Story.”

   For the parade line up, read the print edition or subscribe to the online edition of the GrenadaStar.

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