LUMBERTON — A collection of Christmas parades will be marching down the streets of towns throughout Robeson County during the next month, with Lumberton’s annual Christmas Parade at the head of line on Saturday.
The Lumberton Parade will have about 150 entries this year.
“It won’t be the biggest parade we’ve ever had, but there’s still a lot to see,” said Cindy Kern, Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “It could easily be an hour-and-a-half parade.”
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Lumberton downtown plaza and work its way to Biggs Park Mall on North Elm Street.
Kern said this year’s parade, like every year, will have a large variety of entries. They include bands, dancers, businesses, churches and, of course, Santa Claus.
“We‘ve got a lot of good stuff,” Kern said.
The town of Rowland’s Christmas parade will be Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. Rowland still is accepting entries and asks people to be at the Rowland Middle School at 8 a.m. for lineup.
The town of Marietta and the White House Volunteer Fire Department will have their 31st annual Christmas Parade at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2. There will be food, entertainment, a raffle, and auction after the parade ends. Entry applications will be accepted until Nov. 31 and can be given to any White House firefighter. Applications can be had by calling Mayor Justin Oliver, 910-628-6556, or Town Clerk Julia Simpson, 910-628-6005.
Also on Dec, 2, the town of St. Pauls will hold its annual parade at 3 p.m. For information, call 910-865-4175.
Maxton’s Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Food and craft vendors, floats, music, custom cars, and school bands are expected to be part of the holiday celebration.
Red Springs will have it Christmas parade on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. For more information, call the Red Springs Chamber of Commerce at 910-843-5441.
Reach Tomeka Sinclair at 910-416-5865