Yadkinville holds annual Christmas parade

Taylor Pardue Staff Reporter

December 12, 2013

YADKINVILLE — Yadkinville’s parade was windy but well attended Saturday.

The annual Christmas parade drew hundreds to the town, with dozens of floats participating in the nearly one-hour event. It kicked off with a motorcycle escort and the American Legion presenting the nation’s colors.

The cold weather did not keep Yadkin County indoors. If anything it provided a boost to local businesses, as those waiting for the parade to begin ducked into Main Street shops.

Many stopped by the Dewey’s Bakery ran by Forbush’s band boosters, while others visited the cultural arts center.

The high school band was a huge draw for the event. As the school’s JROTC members passed, they chanted “Falcons!”

The crowd returned with “Forbush!,” giving the beginning of the parade a feeling of pride throughout the crowd.

Following the students came an assortment of tractors, classic cars, motorcycles, and Nativity scenes from various local churches.

The parade wound its way from Unifi down Main Street and around the courthouse, around South Monroe Street and back to Yadkinville Elementary School.

Riding near the end of the parade was Unifi’s float. The company took a flat-bed trailer and transformed it into a float, complete with Santa to cap off the parade.

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