Theme of annual Hillsville Christmas Parade announced

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The Town of Hillsville has announced “Sights and Sounds of Christmas” will be the the theme of its annual Christmas Parade. According to Mayor Greg Crowder, noted local county supervisor Sam Dickson will serve as grand marshal.

The parade has been slated for Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. A community tree lighting ceremony is planned as well, which marks the third year such a ceremony has been held in connection with the parade. Crowder said pubic interest in the annual event prompted organizers to announce the theme well in advance.

“It’s grown every year,” said Crowder. He said the tree lighting has been set for 6 p.m. and other events being planned include making S’mores around a bonfire, caroling and giveaways made possible by downtown and other local businesses. Giveaways will be held in front of the Historic Carroll County Courthouse and not at individual businesses.

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