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November 30, 2010

Christmas parade is Sunday

JMA champion soccer team serves as grand marshal

MILLEDGEVILLE — A little holiday magic will spill over into Milledgeville when the annual Christmas parade marches through town Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Milledgeville Exchange Club sponsors the parade every year, Roc Patel, who has served as chairman of the parade committee for more than 15 years, said.

“The parade is an exciting event and it brings in the Christmas spirit. It is great to see all of the people out watching, as well the people participating in the parade,” Patel said.

This year, grand marshals will be members of the state champion John Milledge Academy soccer team.

“This is the biggest gathering in Milledgeville every year. Thousands of people come out to see the parade and celebrate the bringing in of the season. The school bands will be playing Christmas carols, and it will be a wonderful time for everyone,” Patel said.

A little twist to the parade this year will be the featured Wells Fargo Stagecoach. The bank’s famously adored logo will march through Milledgeville and be available for pictures and viewing.

“We’re so excited to see the stagecoach and have it in the parade this year. It is going to be a really special thing for everyone to be able to appreciate,” Patel said.

In registering a float in the festivities, the entry fee for nonprofits, educational entities, civic clubs and churches is $50, and the commercial entry fee is $90. Patel said the Exchange Club repays the community in full.

“All the money we raise goes back into the community for the prevention of child abuse,” Patel said.

The deadline to enter a float is Wednesday. Normally, the parade features around 100 entries.

To add a float to the parade lineup, call Patel at (478) 452-2335.

The starting direction of the parade will begin behind the gates of Georgia Military College on South Jefferson Street. It will then take a right onto Franklin Street where it will head onto Elbert Street. From Elbert Street, the entrants will continue onto Hancock Street then take a left on Clarke Street. They will follow Clarke Street and return back to Franklin Street where the route will come to an end.

“We’d love for everyone to come out and support the entrants and the community. It is a fun event and will get everyone in the mood to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.”

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