Large crowd gathers for parade
Published 4:54 pm Friday, December 4, 2015
The City of Greenville held its annual Christmas parade on Thursday night.
A large crowd gathered, despite the chilly temperatures, to watch more than a dozen floats and another 35 entries roll down Commerce Street.
Prior to the parade kicking off, Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon lit the city’s Christmas tree, which is located in the center of Confederate Park, and ol’ St. Nick made an appearance and chatted with area children about their Christmas wish lists.
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The Camellia City was also treated to snow, courtesy of four snow machines, which were rented by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber also spearheaded the judging of the parade floats and entries.
Hank’s Fireworks/Cottage Delights/Judy’s Beauty Shop tied with Ozark Materials for first place in the float competition. Treehouse Children’s Ministry of Antioch East Baptist Church took second place and LifeFlight claimed third place.
In the vehicles category, Greenville Equipment Center took first place, while Brian Moss State Farm finished in second place and Abbie Gardner Ballew State Farm and Pioneer Electric Cooperative tied for third place.