Moore County Loves Celebrating Holidays With Parades
The annual Christmas parade will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in historic downtown Aberdeen.
The parade is part of Christmas in Aberdeen, a hometown holiday tradition, and will include floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, beauty queens, Scouts and Santa.
The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for individuals, civic groups, bands, Scouts and sports teams that are interested in participating in the parade. There is no registration fee, but an entry form must be filled out by Dec. 1.
For more information, contact Leigh Baggs at (910) 944-PARK for an application.
The "world famous" Carthage Christmas parade will be held at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Hundreds of spectators will line the streets of downtown Carthage to watch as the parade passes by.
Sponsored by the town of Carthage, the parade begins immediately after the Moore County Christmas tree lighting at the old historic courthouse. The tree lighting begins at 6 p.m.
As a special treat for the children, Santa Claus will be at the Carthage Library that evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The parade features commercial and -homemade floats as well as church groups, civic organizations and others. Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops -participate in the parade, as do the marching bands from Union Pines High School and New Century Middle School.
A number of local -dignitaries, including the town commissioners, Miss Moore County and others, also are part of the annual parade.
Horses and lots of firetrucks are featured. And, much to the delight of youngsters in the crowd, the main man himself, Santa Claus, makes an appearance riding on a float at the end of the parade.
According to event organizers, the parade starts at the Carriage Oaks Shopping Center moves up Monroe Street, halfway around the circle at the courthouse and ends at the corner of McReynolds and Ray streets.
For more information about the parade or those interested in participating, contact the town offices at (91) 947-2331 or email -kpohanra.admin@ townofcarthage.org.
Applications for the parade also are -available on the town's website, www.townof carthage.org.
The Robbins Christmas parade takes place on Thursday, Dec. 1. Lineup begins at 5 p.m., and the parade starts at 6 p.m.
To register for the parade, pick up an application at Robbins City Hall.
The Robbins Christmas parade is -organized by the Robbins Rescue Squad.
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