Cumberland Parade Cleared For Take-Off

Published 5:22 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland Christmas Parade is set for take-off this Sunday at 2 p.m. The parade will begin with the flight of a CENTRA Southside Community Hospital helicopter from the front field of the Cumberland High School down the parade route. The route extends down Route 60 from NAPA, past the Courthouse and ends around Central Virginia Bank.

The parade will begin with a stagecoach and horses and end with Santa himself. And, of course, the first place band winners of last week's Farmville Christmas Parade, The Magnificent Marching Dukes, will return in victory to play for their hometown. With 90 entries listed in this year's line-up, the parade is sure to provide a little something for everyone.

The themes this year are focused on nature, with “Green Christmas” and “Forestry Friends” as two options for float decorations.

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Cars to be judged will be lined up at NAPA Auto Parts by 1 p.m. All other participants will take their places by 1:30.

Judy Ownby will be the Grand Marshal this year. Secretary of the Christmas Parade Committee, Barbara Gamage, reported to The Herald that for the last few years the committee has decided to honor local residents by naming them the grand marshal.

Ownby, a county employee for over 20 years and recently retired county administrator, was selected by the Christmas Parade Committee “for her many years of service to Cumberland County. Working for the county from 1991 until her retirement last year, Ms. Ownby has lived in Cumberland for many years and takes an interest in all aspects of the county.”

The parade line-up is as follows:

1. Cumberland County Sheriff Darrell Hodges: Stagecoach and Horses

2. Christmas Parade Banner: Cub Scouts

3. Cumberland High School Junior ROTC

4. Grand Marshall, Judy Ownby: Robert Duncan's Car

5. Delegate Thomas Wright: Jerry Seal's Car

6. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Amy Griffin: Carter Harrison's Car

7. Clerk of the Circuit Court, Carol Ownby: Lee Harrison's Car #1

8. Clerk of the District Court, Carolyn Helgeson: Lee Harrison's Car #2

9. Cumberland Animal Hospital

10. Board of Supervisors: David Meinhard: Lee Harrison's Car #3

11. Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation

12. Commissioner of the Revenue, Anita French: Anita's Car

13. NAACP Queens

14. Open

15. P.L. Duncan Trucking: Tractor Trailer w/ Oliver Tractors

16. Cartersville Volunteer Fire Department

17. Cumberland County School Board, Lee Dowdy: Charles Scott's Car

18. Cumberland Cub Scouts Float

19. Cumberland County School Board, Eurika Tyree: Own Car

20. Little Miss Five County Fair, Johnna Stevens

21. Divine Voices Gospel Singers: Float

22. Prospect Volunteer Fire Department

23. Robert Duncan: 1969 Ford Mustang

24. Robert Duncan: 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

25. Southside Shrine Club Jeep

26. Southside Shrine Club Go-carts

27. Cumberland Girl Scout Daisy Troop # 5201

28. Billy Sutton: 1965 Mustang

29. Faron Brown: Motorcycle

30. Cumberland Juniorettes Club

31. Petite Miss Five County Fair, Erin Grace Webber

32. Cartersville Baptist Church AWANA

33. David Midkiff: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am

34. Cumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad

35. Cumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad

36. Cartersville Red Hat Society

37. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Maxwell: 1961 Austin Healy

38. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Carlson: 1972 Chevy Impala

39. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Paris: 1985 El Camaro

40. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Paris: 1967 Chevy Pick-up

41. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Paris: 1961 Falcon

42. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Trammell: 1950 Ford Pick-up

43. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Smith: 1924 Ford

44. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Garrett: 1966 Plymouth Satellite

45. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Drake: 1969 Camaro

46. Heart of Virginia Auto Club, Southall: 1980 Buick Rivera

47. Tarwallet Baptist Church: Float

48. Jr. Miss Five County Fair: Kayla Sage

49. Cecil Scott: 1970 Nova

50. Christmas Mother, Wiley Metts: 1940 Chevy

51. Joseph Garrett: 2008 Toyota Camry

52. Sherica Brown: 2009 Nissan Altima

53. Charles Jackson: 1973 Oldsmobile

54. Javard Wright: 2007 Pete Truck

55. Virginia Department of Forestry

56. Randolph Volunteer Fire Department

57. Randolph Volunteer Fire Department

58. Randolph Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

59. Teen Miss Five County Fair, Katie Paige Garnett

60. Wayne Grady: 1965 Corvette

61. Cumberland Girl Scouts

62. Center Union Baptist Church Float

63. Skeeter Burton: 2005 Scion

64. C.F. Marion Trucking, Inc.

65. Marion Bro. Logging, Inc.

66. Hatcher Car Club: 1986 Ford Truck-F150

67. Hatcher Car Club: 1965 Ford Mustang

68. Hatcher Car Club: 1966 Ford Mustang

69. Hatcher Car Club: 1970 Nova

70. Hatcher Car Club: 1976 Buick Electra

71. NFL Float: Mike Gaines

72. St. John's Lutheran Church: 76 Pumper Tanker

73. Miss Five County Fair, Brittany Griles

74. Old Dominion Historical Fire Society: 1981 Mack Fire Truck, Coleman Goodman

75. Old Dominion Historical Fire Society: 1987 Pearce Arrow Fire Truck, Taylor Goodman

76. Bennie Wade: 1960's Chevy Impala

77. Reggie Langhorne: 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass

78. Cartersville Volunteer Rescue Squad

79. OPEN

80. AKM Farms: 2012 Chevy Truck

81. AKM Farms: 1955 Chevy Bel-Air

82. Bobby Daniels

83. Bobby Daniels

84. Bobby Daniels

85. Bobby Daniels

86. Bobby Daniels

87. Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department

88. Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department

89. Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department

90. OPEN

91. OPEN

92. OPEN

93. Cumberland Restaurant: Float

94. Cumberland Magnificent Marching Dukes

95. Santa