Thousands attended Sunday's Greer Jaycees Christmas parade on a near-perfect day with clear blue skies, temperatures in the 60s. The crowd, city officials estimated, was one of the biggest in years and arguably one of the best attended.
More than 100 units, led by the family of Pfc. Adam Ross as grand marshall, and family of Sgt. Channing "Bo" Hicks, led the over 100-unit parade. Ross (July 24) and Hicks (No. 16) were killed in action in Afghanistan.
Santa arrived in downtown tonight on a horse-drawn carriage that sent scores of children scurrying through Greer City Park to greet him.
The occasion was the annual lighting of the Christmas tree sprinkled with a flurry of activity for families from the promenade to the amphitheatre.
The Greer Jaycees Christmas Parade is Sunday at 2:30. It begins at the Clock restaurant and ends at J. Harley Bonds Career Center on S. Main Street.
Here are the 100-plus units scheduled to participate in the following order.
The Greer Jaycees Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “A White Christmas”.
The parade registration form, costs and rules are available at GreerToday.com.