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Urbanna Christmas events begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday

Nate Sparks

Annual parade begins at 7 p.m.

The Urbanna Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4.

Prior to the parade at 6 p.m., the Lights in Honor or Memory Tree will be lit next to the Middlesex Woman’s Club building.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Nate Sparks and the Pamunkey River  Ramblers” band will present Christmas music at the Urbanna Firehouse.

The firehouse concession stand opens at 4:30 p.m. It will close for the parade, but will re-open after the parade. This is the first year food will be sold after the parade. The menu includes hamburgers, firehouse hot dogs, homemade barbecue with slaw, French fries and beverages.

There will be a free Santa party for all children inside the firehouse after the parade. While waiting to see Santa, all ages can enjoy Gary Thimsen’s beautiful model train display inside the firehouse.

The parade will include numerous floats and walking units. Tigger will be on a float, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse also will be in the parade along with Raggedy Ann and Andy and some of Urbanna’s finest clowns to greet the children.

Urbanna’s oldest citizen, Mildred Womble, 104, will be in the parade as well as grand marshals Jeannine and Kenneth Rowe.

“This year’s parade promises to be the best ever,” said parade chairman Lois Jean Brooks.

All those in the parade are asked to stop by the firehouse after the parade for the announcement of winners and presentation of plaques.

This parade is sponsored be the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Urbanna.

For more information, call Brooks at 758-4717.

posted 12.03.2009

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