LaGrange to Hold Christmas Parade
Kimberly-Clark will present the 44th Annual LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
Cool air is putting us all in the spirit of the holidays throughout Troup County as the community readies for the 44th annual Christmas parade, hosted by the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Kimberly-Clark. This year’s theme, “Christmas to the Rescue,” provides the perfect opportunity to honor more than one Grand Marshal and recognize first responders and healthcare professionals across Troup County. Our Grand Marshals will include La-Grange Fire Department, LaGrange Police Department, Troup County Sheriff’s office, Hogansville Police Department, American Medical Response, Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, Emory at LaGrange, West Point Fire Department, and West Point Police Department. The parade will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in downtown La-Grange.
The theme for this year’s parade, “Christmas to the Rescue,” was inspired by our communities’ first responders and their amazing efforts this past year in slowing the spread of Coronavirus and keeping our community safe.
As part of the registration process, all participants will be asked to contribute a toy. “We partner with Toys for Tots every year to distribute the toys to spread Christmas cheer to children throughout Troup County,” noted Leslie Traylor, Director of Member Engagement for the Chamber. “The Chamber reminds everyone that the best gift is one that is given to someone in need.”
Parade spectators will also have an opportunity to participate in the toy donation. Volunteers for Toys for Tots will be walking and collecting toys along the parade route at the beginning of the parade. Spectators are asked to hold the unwrapped toys until the volunteers walk by their area along the parade route. The volunteers will take the toys to the vehicles where they are being collected.
The Chamber also reminds spectators that the parade will begin at Granger Park and head south on North Greenwood Street. Marching groups will be merged into the parade from St. Mark’s with the procession going down North Greenwood to Haralson Street. The parade will then turn right onto Church Street to the Square and Bull Street. The parade will turn left onto Broome Street before turning back onto Main. The procession will then follow Main Street, past the Square to Ridley Avenue. *Parade route is subject to change and the Chamber will make a further announcement.* Traylor stated “there are so many great places to view the parade throughout downtown.” We ask that parade viewers spread out all along the parade route to allow room for social distancing.
“We are two months away, but we predict perfect parade weather,” commented Traylor. “Bring a jacket though. I hear Santa is bringing cool temps from the North Pole with him.” The parade will proceed rain or shine.