Aberdeen, Amory host Christmas parades

Droves of people lined Amory’s Main Street Monday, Dec. 3 for the town’s annual Christmas parade. Horses, car clubs, dance school

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LEADING THE WAY – Members of the Amory High School band lead the marching band through the parade route for Amory’s parade.

s and civic clubs were amongst the company

of floats to commemorate the Christmas season. Even though temperatures were unseasonably warm, the parade still brought out the festive spirit for the crowd.

Aberdeen’s Christmas parade was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4, but a weather system

dumping much-needed rain on the area dampened the plans. Hours later, the Chamber of Commerce rescheduled the parade for Monday, Dec. 10, a night that posed more wintry weather.

Bundled in jackets and standing in line for free hot chocolate from Pioneer Community Hospital, Aberdeen’s crowd was treated to a parade escorted in by the Aberdeen Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

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WHOVILLE – The Grinch rides on top of an Aberdeen Fire Department truck during the Aberdeen Christmas parade.

Several children represented daycares

from across town for the parade, which included floats by Robin’s Unique Boutique, Tenn Tom Moving Youth, Inc. and the Junior Women’s League. A few individuals entered their cars in the parade along with music by the Aberdeen High School and Shivers Middle School bands. The Grinch made an appearance, along with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage to round out the parade.

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CAST OF CHARACTERS – Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and two of Santa’s elves make their way down the parade route for Aberdeen’s Christmas parade.

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CHOO CHOO – People ride on the Railroad Festival train during Amory’s parade.

 

About Ray Van Dusen

I've been with the Monroe Journal since Aug. 2009 as a staff writer, but took the role as news editor in late 2012. I'm always looking for interesting story ideas from around Monroe County. You can reach me via email at ray.vandusen@journalinc.com.

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