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Band abound in South Boston Christmas Parade

SoVaNow.com / December 02, 2013
Five bands will add to the festivities at the South Boston Christmas Parade on Saturday at 5 p.m.

In addition to the host band, the Halifax County High School Marching Comets, other participants will include the J. F. Webb High School Marching Warrior Band, the Dan River High School Marching Wildcats, the Bluestone High School Marching Barons and the Brunswick High School Marching Band.

Already, 22 floats are entered in the parade as it makes its way down Wilborn Avenue and Main Street: County Line Baptist Church, the Dan River Baptist Association, South Boston Recreation Bears, South Boston Recreation Cobras, Halifax Regional Health System, Halifax Baptist Church, the Essence of Movement Dance Studio, LLC, Abiding Branch Christian Ministries, Jeter Chapel Baptist Church Youth Ministry, FBC Millstone AWANA, Grace Baptist Church AWANA, We’ve Got Rhythm Dance Academy, Southside Outreach Group, Inc., The Worship Center, Halifax Heat, South Boston Pediatrics, WAJL Radio, Berry Hill Baptist Church, Halifax American Darlings — Virginia State Champions, Victory Cowboy Church, New Attraction Band, and Powell’s Salvage, LLC.

In addition to the bands and floats, there will be fire trucks, antique cars and trucks, dogs, equestrian entries and of course, the man himself — Santa Claus.

More participants are expected to sign up to join the parade. The deadline for entries is Friday.

During the parade, hot chocolate and cookies will be sold to benefit the Angel Tree Project.

Earlier in the afternoon from 2:30-4:30 p.m. the South Boston/Halifax Junior Woman’s Club will sponsor their annual Gingerbread Cottage Workshop ($5 per cottage) which will be held at 306 Main Street in the Word of Truth Ministries across from Café Peroni.

Also prior to the parade, the New Brick Historic Lofts will be open for self-guided tours of the lofts and developers will be on hand to answer any questions about the project.

Apartments will be ready for occupancy in January. Visitors may get additional information by logging onto http://www.newbrickhistoriclofts.com.

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