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Urbanna Christmas Parade set for Friday

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Nate Sparks (above) and the “Pamunkey Ramblers” will sing at the Urbanna Firehouse from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 5, as part of the Urbanna Christmas Parade festivities. The parade begins at 7 p.m. and Santa will visit with children at the firehouse after the parade. For more details, see story on page A1.
The Urbanna Christmas Parade and other holiday activities will be held this Friday, Dec. 5, in downtown Urbanna.

Rachel Brooks will sing Christmas carols from 6 to 7 p.m. at R.S. Bristow Store. “Nate Sparks and the Pamunkey Ramblers” will sing at the firehouse from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

A concession stand will open at 4:30 p.m. at the firehouse and will feature hamburgers, Firehouse hot dogs, French fries, homemade barbecue with slaw, beverages and hot chocolate.

About 70 units will be in the 7 p.m. parade. All parade participants are asked to be at the parade lineup in the old Urbanna Lumber parking lot at 6 p.m.

The parade route will be the same as last year—down Virginia Street, left on Cross Street, left on Marston Avenue, left on Rappahannock Avenue, right at the playground and back to the lineup area.

Participants are asked to stop by the firehouse after the parade to see if they won an award.

The parade will be  led by grand marshal Carl Dize. The public is invited to visit with Dize at the firehouse after the parade.

After the parade Santa will visit with all children to hear their wishes. As an added feature, while the children are waiting to see Santa there will be a  big train set on display for all  to enjoy.

Pictures with Santa will be available for a $1 donation, and there will be a free Santa party for all the children to enjoy.

“I hope all will come out and help Urbanna celebrate and welcome the holidays in an old-fashioned hometown way,” said parade coordinator Lois Jean Brooks of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary which is co-sponsoring the event with the Town of Urbanna.

posted 12.04.2008

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