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  • Progress photo by Tina Sheldon
    Children’s faces light up the Star Dance Express as much as the beautiful lights during Saturday’s Hayesville Christmas Parade. Star Dance Performing Arts took second place in the profit category of the float competition. The dance studio is located on Highway 69

Parade warms hearts on very chilly evening

The temperatures may have dipped to the teens during Saturday’s Hayesville Christmas Parade, but the sights and sounds of the holiday warmed the hearts of people of all ages.
A multitude of floats, classic cars, walkers, horseback riders and the Hayesville Marching Band helped make this year’s parade one of the biggest in its 29-year history. The parade is sponsored by the Clay County Progress.
Serving as grand marshals, color guards from our local veterans organizations led the parade procession receiving applause along the route. 
They were followed by a convoy of fire trucks representing the U.S. and N.C. Forest Services as well as Shooting Creek, Clay County Fire & Rescue, Warne and Brasstown Fire Departments. Firefighters also received lively applause from spectators.
In the profit category of the float competition, Copper Door took first followed by Star Dance Performing Arts in second and CD Welding in third. In the nonprofit category Seeds of Abraham, second was Clay County Fire & Rescue and in third Fort Hembree Baptist Church.
Mayor’s Choice went to the U.S. Forest Service Boteler fire group.
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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