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City gears up for Christmas parade

November 20, 2013

BY MARY GARRISON
editor@dailytimesleader.com

The city of West Point is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year: the annual Christmas parade. This year’s event is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 in downtown West Point. However, the parade isn’t the only activity residents will have to look forward to that day.
Head Start, Pre-K and Kindergarten students in Clay County are soon to be busy making ornaments for the city’s Christmas tree, and that morning they will gather in Sally Kate Winters Park to help hang them from its branches.
West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson said West Point Water and Light staff would bring bucket trucks to the park and lift those who wanted to venture upward to hang their own ornaments on the tree. Those who do not wish to make the climb needn’t fear, though, workers will still hang their decorative pieces on the tree for residents to admire.
That night, after the ornament hanging, Robinson will conduct the annual tree lighting ceremony, set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the park.

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