Greenville High School color guard Precious Hamilton performs during the City of Greenville's annual Christmas parade, which was held Thursday night along Commerce Street. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

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Greenville holds Christmas parade

Published 12:26pm Friday, December 7, 2012

Greenville High School color guard Precious Hamilton performs during the City of Greenville’s annual Christmas parade, which was held Thursday night along Commerce Street. To see more photos from the parade visit the Greenville Advocate’s Facebook page.

  • educator1

    I saw black parade participants doing the same thing to white children and thought the same thing you did.

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    • Breakthru

      The reason being is because the black kids were being looked over. It is so sad that people still feel that they are better than someone because of race. If they did not want the blacks to have the candy then they should not give candy period. My children cried and that is why we went home. Some of these people were churches an dhow can people say God I love you but Hateth his brother. I explain to my children to pray for people like that and love them inspite of. How can you see any child with their bag out and walk pass them and then see white children and walk up to them and put candy in their bag but throw candy at blacks. Then complaining about a band when they know their kids do the same dances and dress like that band. It is not a attitude Jesus had and he said never to Judge unless you are Judge. I always teach my children that no matter what Never let another person make you feel that you are less than them. It was shocking and disturbing because more than me was saying the samething. The people gave blacks candy because they saw how others was doing. My son was waving his hand down at one float and they just pass right on by. If you going to be a represtive of Jesus Please be Real. Terrible way to witness. That very person you pass Might have been Angel. Prayer this Prejudice and Pride fall from our City.

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  • Breakthru

    I think what is disgusting is when you have a mix crowd of people of all races you have those who participate that will give out candy to white children and avoid the black children. Shows me and my children that even in a parade people can show their hate. My child was asking me why did Some people not give them candy and would gladly give candy to white children. We left the parade because my children were upset. I mean how could just walk pass us then just smile and not give them candy but put in their bag while some just throwed candy at blacks. I came home and prayed for those who still feel they are better than us.

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  • InTheKnow2

    Really enjoyed the parade this year. There were some great entries and it was loooong to. However, I do agree. The Calhoun band was really the only thing that didn’t fit with the parade. They had uniforms that were very inappropriate and nothing they did had anything to do with Christmas. I hope Francine see’s the video of them and what they did this year before we allow that in our family Christmas parade next year.

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  • NiLo

    What a disgusting display put on by the Calhoun School “dancers”! For the first time ever in a Christmas parade, I had to physically make my children turn their backs as not to see these young girls dressed like prostitutes and dancing in a sexually explicit way.Not to mention the band playing “Push It” walking down main street. What happened to our Christmas Parade? What happened to out small-town pride and decency? Our organizers need to be more diligent to make sure that it remains a family friendly affair.

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