Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia
Patrick County - Stuart, Virginia - Blue Ridge Mountains
 
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Event

49th Annual Patrick County Christmas Parade

- Stuart, VA 

After 2020 cancellation, PC Christmas Parade returns to Stuart One Family Productions is pleased to announce the 49th annual Patrick County Christmas Parade will take place on December 4, 2021, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. The organization is excited to see the parade return to Stuart after cancelling the 2020 event due to concerns about COVID-19. In order to prioritize public health and safety, One Family Productions will be paying close attention to local, state, and regional health mandates and adhering to all recommendations for maximum safety of organizers, participants, and spectators. Line up for the parade will begin at 12:00 PM on Wood Brothers Drive in Stuart, Virginia. The parade will begin at 2:00 PM. One Family Productions is asking all participants to be lined up by 1:15pm. All traffic flow will be clearly marked on parade day, and signage must be followed. One Family Productions has chosen to feature two Grand Marshals at the parade this year. Dr. Lock Boyce’s memory will be honored as the 2020 Grand Marshal, and Terry Tilley will serve as Grand Marshal 2021. Dr. Boyce was a long-time resident of Patrick County, a community activist, Board of Supervisors member, philanthropist, and supporter of many Patrick County events, both personally and through his veterinary practice. He passed away unexpectedly in August 2020. Mr. Tilley served as Manager for the Town of Stuart for more than 40 years, which is the longest Town Manager position served in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and during that time maintained many civic roles, including being a member of Stuart Volunteer Fire Department with roles from firefighter to Assistant Chief for over 35 years and serving on the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Having a “can do'' attitude and a love for Patrick County and the Town of Stuart, Terry Tilley has exemplified what it means to have a community centered mind. Tilley often joked that “every day is a parade in Stuart, VA,” and One Family Productions invites parade participants to celebrate that festive spirit. All participants, including businesses, educational and non-profit organizations, churches, pageant title holders, and others should submit entry forms by November 29, 2021 to secure a place in the line up. Entries fees are $20, with a $5 fee for late entries. Horse and riders may be registered for $5 per rider/horse, and fire and rescue apparatus’ fees are waived. Registration received (via mail or digital) after November 29, 2021 will be $25. **Due to liability risks and safety concerns, no ATVs/4 wheelers will be allowed.** Mail-in registration forms are available for pick up at WHEO Radio and PC Chamber of Commerce. Online registration here: https://bit.ly/pcchristmasparade2021 or email the parade committee at pcchristmasparade@gmail.com. Details about the parade and online registration link can be found on Facebook.