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Christmas in Urbanna is Friday Night

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Kids, bring your wish list to the Urbanna Firehouse for a visit with Santa on Friday, December 2, following the 20th annual Urbanna Hometown Christmas Parade. The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD), MVFD Woman’s Auxiliary and the Town of Urbanna will agains co-sponsor the parade and holiday activities. The parade begins at 7 p.m.

Concessions at the Urbanna Firehouse will open at 4:30 p.m. On the menu are hamburgers, firehouse hot dogs, homemade barbecue with cole slaw, French fries, soft drinks, coffee and hot chocolate. Proceeds from food sales benefit the MVFD and MVFD Woman’s Auxiliary.

Musical entertainment in front of the firehouse will be provided by DJ Wayne Jessie, “High Note,” and Dennis White from 5:15-7 p.m.

The Hermitage Baptist Church Choir will sing Christmas carols in front of R.S. Bristow Store starting at 6:15 p.m.

Recorded music will be provided by DJ Wayne Jessie at the firehouse, and by Kevin Gentry and Glenn Nix next to the Middlesex Woman’s Club building on Virginia Street.

There is still time to enter the parade, which will line up at 6 p.m. in the Mullins building parking lot (old Urbanna Lumber site) on the west end of town. 

The National Anthem will be played at the firehouse and Bristow’s Store at 7 p.m. to kick off the parade.

Tom Davis of WRAR radio station will again announce the parade in front of the firehouse near the judges stand.

Santa will arrive by firetruck as the parade finale.

Following the parade, Santa will visit with children at the firehouse where there also will be a free Santa party. Assisting Santa this year will be the 2016 Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen and Little Miss Spat.

Gary Thimsen will again have his historically-accurate model trains displayed and running in the firehouse for everyone to enjoy.

Also, an award presentation to the parade winners in the different categories will be held at the firehouse.

This year’s parade grand marshal (yet to be announced) also will be at the Santa Party. “Come by and visit after the parade,” said event coordinator Lois Jean Brooks.

The parade will be held rain or shine. Call Lois Jean Brooks at 758-4717 for more information.

posted 11.30.2016

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