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Christmas Parade participants, including Gee, brave the cold weather to bring smiles to downtown Greer

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Sunday, December 4, 2016

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A young beauty queen braved the cold and rainy weather, smiling and waving, while traveling the parade route sitting on the back of a convertible.
 

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A young beauty queen braved the cold and rainy weather, smiling and waving, while traveling the parade route sitting on the back of a convertible.

 



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Parade watchers from the Perry and Erin Williams family home on Poinsett Street.
 
 

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Parade watchers from the Perry and Erin Williams family home on Poinsett Street.

 

 



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All bundled up and handing candy along the parade route.
 

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All bundled up and handing candy along the parade route.

 



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Happy faces spread holiday cheer during the Greer Christmas Parade.
 

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Happy faces spread holiday cheer during the Greer Christmas Parade.

 



Despite the cold and rain, the Greer Christmas Parade, kicked off at 2:30 this past Sunday, with nearly 70 entries.

Unfortunately the Blue Ridge High School and Greer High School marching bands were unable to attend due to the weather condition's effect on instruments and uniforms.  Many band members came out to watch the parade and ride on other floats to support their schools.

The leader of the Greer High band, Lonnie “Gee” McGee, did make it to the parade and joined the ladies from C Dan Joyner on their float.  "No Greer parade is complete without Gee", commented an onlooker, who continued, "There could be 1 float in the parade with just Gee, and people would come out."

Dancers from several companies, including the Southern Dance Connection and DanceVisions, enthusiastically performed during the 1.1-mile parade route.

Santa didn’t disappoint either, proving he can handle any kind of weather or cold, Santa had waves and smiles for everyone that came out.

The parade is hosted by Greer Relief each year, and all proceeds go to support those in need in the Greer community.  You can learn more about Greer Relief at their website www.greerrelief.org 

Stay tuned for an in depth article on how the parade is organized, as well as, a fun story about a little girl who has her birthday party along the parade route each year.

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