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Annual Greenville Christmas parade set for December 6

It's as traditionally American as baseball, hot dogs and Mom's apple pie.

Come the evening of Thursday, December 6, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual city Christmas parade down Main Street.

The parade is slated to begin at 6 p.m.

After a long hiatus, this will be the second year in a row the annual parade has been held at nighttime, allowing the effective use of illumination on the floats.

The event may take on an particularly patriotic look this year with its theme of "An American Christmas."

Grand marshals for the event are Greenville's Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year, Randy Courtney and Larry Coggins.

Both the Greenville High and Georgiana High School Bands are scheduled to perform for the parade-goers' entertainment.

According to Chamber President Carol Lee, a number of applications have already been submitted for float entries. "We are encouraging everyone to use lots of lights and music this year," Lee adds.

A new addition to the parade this year, says Lee, will be a judges' reviewing stand set up in front of City Hall.

Many area businesses and organizations will participate in the parade including the Butler County Humane Society, who will host a float in the parade, and Greenville Main Street, who will host several vintage cars as part of their participation in the parade.

Information concerning each parade entry will be made from this location.

To pick up an application, stop by the Chamber of Commerce offices at the Depot or give them a call at 382-3251.