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Christmas Parade is Friday

Yearly event moved up a day to avert forecasted wet weather, event starts at 7 p.m.
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 Due to weekend forecasts of heavy rain with a possible mix of snow and ice, the Hayesville Christmas Parade, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” has been moved up from Saturday, Dec. 8 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. 

The parade schedule will be an hour later than usual, but it is expected to be even more fun as the weather forecast is clear. Children’s characters will still be arriving on the square along with the jolly old man himself and of course the beautiful sights and sounds of the holiday from a variety of participants. 

In addition, come early at 6 p.m. and enjoy festivities leading up to the lighting of the square at 6:45 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce. 

Friday’s event schedule: 

• Parade starts at the school campus at 7 p.m. and will make its way in front of Mariolino’s, up Jailhouse Hill, taking a right to travel in front of Tiger’s, Town Hall and on around in front of the Board of Elections office, taking a right at Keep Me Posted, then a right at the library and back to the school campus via Myers Chapel Road. 

• Floats entering the float competition should be on site at the Hayesville schools campus by 5:30 p.m. for judging. There will be a Mayor’s Choice and first, second and third places for profit and nonprofit categories. 

All participants should enter from Myers Chapel Road. 

• Classic Car judging begins at 6 p.m. 

There is no fee to enter, but participants should fill out an entry form at the Clay County Progress office, 43 Main Street, Hayesville. Call 389-8431. 

The Progress is continuing its full page ad drawing fundraiser. Businesses or groups may submit a business card or name and a $20 donation to be entered in the drawing for a full page ad valued at $1,000. The parade has been sponsored by the Progress since 1987. 

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997