For more information about the parade, visit the ELBA website.
Wayne Howard Staff Writer
With Thanksgiving coming the earliest it possibly can (it's set for the 4th Thursday in November, so the 22nd is the earliest it can be), entries for the East Lincoln Betterment Association's Denver Christmas Parade have been slow in coming in.
The parade will begin at the north end of North Pilot Knob and Business Highway 16, and end at the Captain’s Cap. The area between Captain’s Cap and Unity Church Road has been designated as the float disassembly area.
The businesses on Highway 16 at Unity Church Road have agreed to allow parking and pick up afterwards. The Carolina Trust Bank (at Business Highway 16 and North Triangle Circle) is the designated point for pick up by the High School Bands' buses. Lincoln County is providing FREE parade van or bus service to return participants to North Pilot Knob Road from Carolina Trust Bank. The van and/or bus will be available from approximately 1 PM through the end of the parade. Pick up areas for walkers will be at business parking lots at the end of the parade.
Unlike the Lincolnton parade, there is no entry fee for participating in the Denver parade, but you do need to register in advance. Doris Johnson, who will be in charge of the parade for her fourth consecutive year, says she will accept entries until November 28th, but she's hoping those who haven't already will get their entries in quickly.
This is the 10th annual Denver Christmas Parade.
We'll be posting an article late next week about the parade and tree lighting (which happens Sunday November 25th, the Sunday after Thanksgiving at 5:30 PM in front of Lake Norman Lutheran Church at the intersection of Highway 16-Business and Natalie Commons Drive).
The Lincoln Herald will be posting more articles about parades and Christmas season events in our area. In case you missed our earlier article about parades, here's a schedule of the ones we have so far:
Hickory--Friday November 16th, 6 PM
Maiden--Saturday November 24th, 3 PM
Lincolnton--Sunday November 25th, 4 PM
Mt. Holly--Wednesday November 28th, 4 PM
Denver--Saturday December 1st, 12:15 PM
Crouse--Saturday December 1st, 1 PM
Kings Mountain--Saturday December 1st, 3 PM
Gastonia--Sunday December 2nd, 4 PM
Belmont--Tuesday December 4th, 3 PM
Bessemer City--Friday December 7th, 5 PM
Cherryville--Saturday December 8th, 10:30 AM
Cat Square--Saturday December 8th, 1 PM
Casar--Sunday December 9th, 3 PM
Stanley--Wednesday December 12th, 3 PM
McAdenville--Thursday December 13th, 5:30 PM (We'll detail the Christmastown, USA events in a later article as well as the Charlotte Motor Speedway Festival of Lights)
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