Patriotic parade set to roll Tuesday

Staff Writer

   Ten floats, two bands, horses and classic cars will be just some of the sights on display Dec. 3 at the Grenada Christmas Parade.
   “We’re expecting a big turnout, and we’re excited about this year’s theme, which honors our service men and women and our country,” said Virginia Fulton with the Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce.
   “A Star Spangled Patriotic Christmas” is the theme, and organizers say it suits the sentiment of the Lake City and its citizens.
   “We’re so proud of our veterans, and we think we have a fine one as grand marshal this year,” said Fulton.
   The grand marshal will be Pearl Harbor veteran and retired  judge, Mitchell Lundy Sr.
   The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m., near the courthouse square. It will move down Main St., until it reaches the Elizabeth Jones Library.
   The biggest float will be a 56-footer by Grenada County Farm Bureau, Fulton said.
Santa will be riding on the float of the Grenada Junior Auxiliary.
   Grenada High School and Middle School bands will provide music.
   “We’re excited about the parade, and we hope the weather cooperates,” said Chamber Interim Executive Director Larry Collins. “We want to thank the committee for helping organize the event, and all the good folks who were involved. This will be a joyous occasion for the community.”  
   If rain or other bad weather postpones the parade, it will be held Dec. 10, at the same time.

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