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Parade honors state champs
by Steve Beavers
Nov 21, 2012 | 18 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The annual Corinth-Alcorn County Christmas Parade through downtown is adding some gold along with the traditional season colors of red and green.

The Corinth Lady Warriors softball team its slated to be the grand marshal for the event. CHS claimed the school's first softball championship in October by knocking off Newton County for the Class 4A Slow-Pitch title.

"I think the girls are beyond excited," said Main Street Corinth Board President Brent Lipford.

Main Street Corinth is sponsoring the Saturday, Dec. 1 event at 5 p.m. The theme for this year is "Candy Canes and Christmas Carols" with the parade set to follow the annual route from First Baptist Church and the Corinth Library down Fillmore Street.

Over 100 entrants, including 17 floats have already registered.

"It looks to be a really good parade," added Lipford.

A junior grand marshal will be selected through an essay contest. Entrants must submit an essay on "What Christmas Means to Me" to the Main Street office by Monday to be eligible.

In addition to being named junior grand marshal, the essay winner will ride with Santa in the parade, having his or her entry published in the paper, receive a $25 Malco gift card and a $25 Game Stop gift card.

Questions regarding the contest should be directed to mianickels@gmail.com

The Town of Farmington has set Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. as the time for its first Christmas parade.

Lineup for the initial event will take place at 5:30 p.m. The route will follow County Road 200.

"We want to encourage everyone to come out and have a good time," said mayor Dale Fortenberry. "Anyone from Santa Claus to me is eligible to take part."

A special grand marshal will be announced the evening of "Old Time Christmas in Farmington," according to the mayor.

The only admission to be in the parade is a non-perishable food item. Items collected will be donated to needy families in the community sometime after the parade.

Any questions about the parade can be answered by calling Farmington Town Hall at 665-9647.

Rienzi's annual parade will be Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Longtime merchants Vernon and Jody Crowe have been selected as grand marshal. Town attorney Eugene Gifford, Jr. is being honored as a special guest and Kayson Hill will be the junior grand marshal.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the Sunday parade.
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