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Parades, festivals mark start of merry Christmas season

It’s time to bundle up the kids and line the streets to watch a holiday parade, complete with Christmas music, floats, candy and colorful lights in Savannah, Counce and Walnut Grove.
The City of Saltillo hosts its annual Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 14. More information is upcoming.
The Savannah Rotary Club and the City of Savannah present the 2019 Christmas parade. The annual parade is on Monday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m., with line-up at 5:30 p.m., on Shell Street and Fairgrounds Road.
The theme of this year’s Savannah march is “Christmas Traditions.” In case of inclement weather, the parade is to be rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 9.
The parade route follows last year’s route, beginning on Wayne Road at Sherwin Williams and proceeding through downtown to the Tennessee River Museum.
For more information call the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce at 925-2363.
Counce’s 27th annual Christmas parade, sponsored by the District 3 Fire Department, is on Friday, Dec. 6, beginning at 7 p.m., with line-up at 6 p.m., at Pickwick Landing State Park. The parade route travels west on Tenn. 57, ending at Pickwick Saw Shop.
Entries are accepted until noon on Dec. 6. Call District 3 Fire Chief Richard Childers at 926-6019 to register.
The City of Adamsville festival, which replaced its parade, is called Christmas in the Ville. The Dec. 3 event features family fun, and starts at 6 p.m. at Buford Pusser Memorial Park.
Activities include a tree lighting, a performance by the Adamsville High School State Champion marching band, cookies and hot cocoa and a children’s train ride.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there. Area businesses will have booths with snacks and small gifts for children.

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