That’s how Santa rolls — St. Nick to be in several parades
Throw me something, Mr. Claus!
That’s what you holler when you have a hankering for candy at a Christmas parade and folks will have at least four chances to get their fill at upcoming seasonal processions.
The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Christmas parade is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” Robert E. Tyler from Tyler’s Funeral Home will serve as the grand marshal and Miss Mississippi Asya Branch will also ride in the parade.
The entry fee for groups and floats is $35. Call the Chamber at 601-833-1411 for more information.
Friday, the Wesson Christmas parade will roll a boomerang route that takes it from Wesson Baptist Church along Hwy. 51 to Decell United Methodist Church. The parade makes a loop then heads back through town to the Baptist church.
Line-up begins at 3 p.m. and the parade starts promptly at 4 p.m., said Wesson Town Clerk Angela Hester.
Horses are only allowed to make the return pass through downtown.
While the Chamber doesn’t charge a fee to participate, applications are necessary to be in the parade. Applications are available at www.wessonms.org under the heading “documents.” Applications should be returned Thursday by 5 p.m. to Town Hall — email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 601-643-5201.
Santa will ride in the parade then pose for pictures at the Wesson Fire Department at 7 p.m.
Friends of the Wesson Library will provide activities for children as well as hot chocolate and cookies at the library.
Two parades will roll through Lawrence County Dec. 1.
New Hebron’s parade begins at 1 p.m. It starts and ends at the New Hebron Attendance Center on Main Street.
Former NFL pro Major Everett, a New Hebron native, will be coming home to serve as grand marshal of the parade.
For more information, call City Hall at 601-694-2115.
Later in the day, the Monticello Christmas parade gets underway.
The procession will pull out of the Lawrence County Sportsplex at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 1.
The parade — “Winter Wonderland” — will travel along F.E. Sellers Highway to East Broad Street, turn right and end at Monticello Baptist Church.
Awards will be given for first-, second- and third-place winning entries.
Grand marshals leading the parade will be a trio of mayors — Martha Watts of Monticello, Elizabeth Turnage of Silver Creek and Cindy Bryan of New Hebron.
Santa will be the caboose.
Application fee for the parade is $15 and forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at the Lawrence County Courthouse and on the Chamber Facebook page. Applications are due by Friday.
Horses will be allowed if manure bagged.