Greer Jaycees Christmas Parade

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, November 16, 2012

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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.

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The deadline to enter floats and units are due Tuesday, Nov. 27. A Greer Jaycee member will be at the Greer post office at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to help facilitate receiving entry forms and payments, said Kyndra Kemp, President of the Greer Jaycees. A $50 late entry fee will be assessed for entries postmarked/received after Nov. 27.

A North Carolina company that provides floats for the Jaycees still have some available. “Most of the floats are homemade with other units in the parade,” Kemp said.

Profits from entry fees benefit Greer Relief. “That’s a good cause especially around the holidays,” Kemp said.

Lineup for the parade will be 1:30 p.m. at Clock Restaurant on Poinsett. The route will continue to Main Street where the procession will take a left. The parade will end at the J. Harley Bond Center.

The half-hour earlier start time is due to it becoming darker quicker in the evening because of Eastern Daylight Time. “Cleanup after the parade has become a safety issue,” Kemp said. “The (public services department) have had a harder time cleaning the parade route in the past because it’s darker earlier and the cars on Poinsett travel fast.”

The Blue Ridge and Greer high school bands will be participating this year. Blue Ridge finished second in the state 3A competition and Greer was third.

Call the Greer Jaycees at 416-1002 or email greerjaycees@gmail.com for more information.  You can also download the forms below.

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