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Parade to include more entries

The 67th annual Farmville Christmas Parade, organized by the Farmville Jaycees, will take place Sunday at 2 p.m.

Brandon Clark, treasurer for the Jaycees, said that this year, the Jaycees have received “quite a few more entries… as opposed to the past couple years.”

“We anticipate a much larger turnout,” Clark said.

Clark said the parade route will begin at the intersection of North Virginia and Second streets and then move west to the North Main Street intersection before proceeding down Main Street, where it will end at Putney Street.

Clark said those interested in coming to the parade should allot themselves plenty of time for parking.

“Please be vigilant of pedestrians, floats, animals, as well as street closures and detours,” Clark said. “… We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable day.”

This year’s parade is sponsored in part by Tony Markland with Alcova Mortgage.

2017 Farmville Christmas Parade lineup:

• Town of Farmville Deputy Police Chief and Captain — Bill Hogan

• Prince Edward County High School Marching Eagles

• Prince Edward County Sheriff — Wesley W. Reed

• Town of Farmville Officer of the Year — Albert Bappert

• Longwood University Police Chief — Bob Beach

• Longwood University Softball Team — Grand Marshall

• Southside Shrine Club

• Special Olympics Virginia Area 12

• PEFYA Minors All-Stars

• Prince Edward County Youth Association

• Farmville Girl Scouts

• Cub Scout Pack 6296

• Dynamic Divaz Social Club

• Old Dominion Historical Fire Society

• Farmville Baptist Church

• American Legion Post 32 with Auxiliary and Jr. Auxiliary

• Little Miss Five County Fair — Addison Tobias

• Junior Miss Five County Fair — Vivian Eason

• Teen Miss Five County Fair-Sierra Mottley

• 2017 Miss Five County Fair — Juliann Spigler

• Miss Virginia United States 2017 — Olivia Rumsey

• Farmville National Guard Unit

• Farmville Volunteer Fire Department

• Prince Edward County Volunteer Rescue Squad

• C.F. Marion Trucking Inc.

• C&B Trucking

• Southside SPCA

• Safe Haven Horse Rescue

• Kayla Vaughan

• Fuqua Homecoming Court 2017

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7059

• FBC Gospel Faith Youth Choir

• Rice Volunteer Fire Department

• Derelict Diesel Club

• J.R. Tharpe Trucking Co., Inc.

• Fresh Boyz Club and Fresh Boyz Junior

• WVHL

• Tom Mix Rangers

• Raymond Insurance Agency

• Equine Fun & Parties

• George the Saint Bernard Puppy

• UMFS (United Methodist Family Services)

• Virginia Children’s Book Festival

• Cumberland Middle School Marching Band

• Southside Electric Cooperative

• Miss Farmville 2018 and Miss American Star Achievement — Brooke Lozano

• Operation Christmas Child by Heritage Baptist Church

• HomeRecovery-HomeAid

• PECHS Cheer and Uptown Coffee

• Ms. Jericho Baptist Church — Alana Williams

• Bland-Reid Funeral Home

• WFLO

• Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department

• Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services

• Prospect Volunteer Fire Department and the Auxiliary

• VA Smoove Rydaz MC/SC (Motorcycle & Social Club)

• Willie Smith

• Jayden Blanton

• Heart of Virginia Classic Auto Club

• Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

• Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department

• Keysville Volunteer Fire Department

• Meherrin Volunteer Fire & Rescue

• Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department

• Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department

• Paladin Medical Transport, Inc.

• Delta Response Team

• WSVS Radio — Crewe

• David Miller Motors

• Poole Trucking

• Heart of Virginia PT Cruiser Club

• Advance America

• Alpha Beta Psi

• Centra Stroobants Cardiovascular Center

• Centra Southside Community Hospital

• Crewe Tractor

• Crossroads

• Friends of Twin Lakes State Park

• The Fishin’ Pig

• Rockwell Audio

• Farmville Bojangles’

• Pino’s Italian Restaurant

• The Buckingham Bee Club presents Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

• Fuqua School Band and Varsity Cheerleaders

• Alcova

• Santa Clause and Mrs. Claus