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11/26/2018 6:38:00 AM
Lincolnton Christmas Parade
He's everywhere!  No, not Kirk Herbertson, who rode with Kathy Vinzant, the Woman of the Year, and also with Santa & Mrs. Claus.  We're talking about Santa--who amazingly makes an appearance in every Christmas parade--even when they happen in different locations at the same time!  He and Mrs. Claus will be at Santa's House on the North Courtsquare later this week.(Lincoln Herald Staff Photos)
He's everywhere!  No, not Kirk
Herbertson, who rode with Kathy
Vinzant, the Woman of the Year, and
also with Santa & Mrs. Claus.  We're
talking about Santa--who amazingly
makes an appearance in every
Christmas parade--even when they
happen in different locations at the
same time!  He and Mrs. Claus will
be at Santa's House on the North
Courtsquare later this week.

(Lincoln Herald Staff Photos)

Kathy Vinzant, BPW Lincoln County Woman of the Year, was the Grand Marshal.  Don't believe everything you read: the sign said Jody Rhyne, Man of the Year, but he was out of town, so Kathy invited Kirk Herbertson, member of the School Board, to accompany her on the ride.  
Kathy Vinzant, BPW Lincoln County Woman of the Year, was the Grand Marshal.  Don't believe everything you read: the sign said Jody Rhyne, Man of the Year, but he was out of town, so Kathy invited Kirk Herbertson, member of the School Board, to accompany her on the ride.  

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Tree Lighting Ceremony
148-156 Courtesy Kirk Herbertson


Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


Lincolnton's 60th annual Christmas Parade rolled down Main Street Sunday afternoon followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Courtsquare Sunday evening.

All four Lincoln County high school bands participated in the parade.  There were fire engines, pretty girls, dancers and, of course, Santa.  

Kathy Vinzant, Lincoln County Woman of the Year, served as Grand Marshal.  The Man of the Year, Jody Rhyne, was out of town, so Kathy invited Lincoln County School Board member Kirk Herbertson to accompany her on the ride.

Christmas activities continue this week in Lincolnton as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Santa's House on the Courtsquare beginning Thursday [weather permitting] (5 - 8 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 22nd).  Those same evenings, the carriage and wagon rides will tour the downtown area beginning in the first or second blocks of East Main Street (rotating weekly) from 6:30 - 9:30.  

Also happening this week is the United Way of Lincoln County's 2nd annual Carolina Christmas Gala Friday November 30th from 6 - 9 PM at Vesuvius Vineyards on Vesuvius Furnace Road (located between Amity Church Road and Beth Haven Church Road off Highway 73). No, it isn't in Lincolnton this year, but it's included here because it's a fun holiday event for a good cause. Tickets are on sale now: $10 in advance or $15 at the door (if available). Space is limited. They'll have food, drinks, live music from local favorites Carolina Ridge, the return of the Christmas photo booth (sponsored by Atrium Health), and Christmas Trees decorated by partner agencies for auction, a silent auction, and this year a $500 CHRISTMAS CASH RAFFLE (sponsored by the Treadstone Group). For more information or to reserve tickets, call the United Way office at 704-732-8055.

The Lincoln Theatre Guild and Denver Christian Academy will present  "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol" at the Lincoln Cultural Center this Friday November 30th, Saturday December 1st, and Sunday December 2nd; then reprise the opening weekend with a second weekend of shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 7th-9th. Performances will be at 7 PM Fridays and Saturdays, 3 PM Sundays. "A Fairy Tale Christmas" is a spinoff on the tale of the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge; but this presentation will be a bit different from the classic Dickens tale.  It will feature fairy tale characters in the roles of Scrooge, Bob Marley, etc.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens.

The annual Santa's Sac is scheduled for Saturday December 1st (doors open at 7:30 PM) at Lincoln Country Club.  This is the 6th annual Santa's Sac, an event to collect Toys and Monetary donations for Lincoln County Children's Organizations such as: Christian Ministries , A Place to Grow, the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse , Communities in Schools and Back Pack Ministries. The event will include music and dancing, food, beverages, and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses.

Also happening Saturday are a Christmas Vendor Fair at Lincolnton High School  10 AM - 3 PM. It’s a fundraiser that’s sponsored by the Education Boosters and all proceeds go to scholarships at the end of the school year.

Saturday night, the Lincolnton High School Drama Club will present its annual Dessert Theatre at 7:00 PM at the James W. Warren Citizens Center.  Cost is $10.

Other area parades are scheduled this week.  Mt. Holly will hold is parade Wednesday (Nov. 28th) at 4 PM.  On Saturday, the East Lincoln Betterment Association's Denver Christmas Parade is scheduled for 12:15 PM; Crouse will have its parade at 1 PM.  Also at 1 PM Saturday, Ranlo has its Christmas Parade; Kings Mountain's parade will be at 3 PM Saturday.  Next Sunday, Gastonia has its Christmas Parade at 4 PM.

If you missed the parade, you can watch it online. Chris Ritchie provided live video of the parade on his lincolntonlive.com website and Calvin Hastings on YouTube.  CLICK HERE to see Chris's video and CLICK HERE to see Calvin's.  Both, by the way, will also do live video of the Cat Square parade December 8th.

The Lincoln Herald will be posting articles throughout the Holiday season telling about events in our area.



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