Warmer than normal temperatures in November and a lack of snowfall may tend to postpone the Christmas spirit from its arrival in the Carrollton community for many residents.
However, that will all change this Saturday (Nov. 28) when the holiday season officially kicks off with the annual Christmas parade.
Member of the Carrollton Rotary Club, the sponsoring agency, said lineup for the parade will begin at noon on Third St. NE (high school street). Participants should enter the street off Park Ave. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. and travels along N. Lisbon St., clockwise around Public Square and west on W. Main St. to the intersection of N. High St. where it will disperse.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected to arrive during the parade on a Carrollton Village Fire Truck. The Carrollton High School Marching Band will lead Santa’s vehicle to Public Square when the couple from the North Pole will visit with children following the conclusion of the parade.
Dr. John Walters will be the grand marshal. Walters, a longtime Carroll County veterinarian, is a member of the Carrollton Schools Alumni Hall of Fame and the Carroll County Farm Bureau Hall of Fame.