Greer Relief reports $7,000 profit from Christmas parade

Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Greer Relief reported it earned $7,000 as host of the Greer Christmas Parade.

The parade was held on a near-perfect Sunday, one year after an all-day cold rain hampered the non-profit's first year hosting the parade.

About 100 units participated including the Blue Ridge and Greer high school bands. Both were provided travel stipends, according to Caroline Robertson, Executive Director of Greer Relief. "This is important, to give our bands a little help to get to the parade," Robertson said.

Parade officials estimated more than 2,000 spectators attended the parade.

Grand marshals were Al and Deb Peabody. Their Peabody Foundation has hosted the Spirit of Christmas party for Greer-area children for over two decades. Children up to age 12 each receive a gift item and gift certificate from a Greer department store.

“It was a perfect day for a parade," said Kyndra Kemp, parade chairperson.

Casey Group Real Estate, which featured a home setting and families sharing in the, “Spirit of Christmas" won the best float.



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