Area Christmas Parades Announced
Published 11:01 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It wouldn’t be Christmas in Cumberland without a parade. And how are Buckingham folks expected to mark the holidays without a spectacle?
Well, have no fear. Christmas is almost here and both counties are ready to celebrate. They have announced their parades for next month. Here are the details:
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Cumberland’s parade will be Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m. Hilda Nuckols has been announced as the grand marshal for the parade. Nuckols is 91 years old and moved to the county with her native-born husband 50 years ago. They would start their Christmas tree farm two years later. She is still very active in the Cumberland community.
“She’s an outstanding citizen,” says Barbara Gamage, secretary/treasurer of the Cumberland Christmas Parade Committee. “She’s always willing to help and she’s just a good all around citizen and that’s what we like to honor. We like to honor people in our own county that have meant a lot to the county.”
Cumberland has offered three themes this year for participants: Cumberland County — 265th Birthday — Formed in 1749, Civil War-Era Christmas or Swinging 60's Christmas.
The parade route will begin near Cumberland County Public Schools on U.S. Route 60 and travel east past the Cumberland Courthouse.
The Dillwyn Christmas Parade will be the following week, on Saturday, December 20, at 10 a.m. The theme this year is “Through A Child’s Eyes.” The parade will be in downtown Dillwyn along Main Street.
The parade’s grand marshals will be the family of the late Dillwyn Mayor J. Ervin Toney, according to Mayor Linda Venable Paige. “The council wanted to honor his memory,” she said.
Toney passed away last year. He served for 37 years on the Dillwyn Town Council and for five years as Mayor.
The area parades kick off with the annual Farmville Jaycee Christmas Parade down Main Street in Farmville on Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m.