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Emmet holds parade

By Staff, 12/14/20 7:38 AM

EMMET – While many area events have been cancelled because of COVID-19, Emmet held its 27th Annual Christmas Parade Saturday night.

True, it was smaller than usual and many watched from the comfort of their living room windows, but the parade went on as scheduled. Those participating circled the community’s streets, starting and ending at what once was the Emmet School instead of finishing up at the Chuck Wagon as it normally does. There was no after parade gathering as it couldn’t be done safely.

Still, those involved had a good time and Santa paid Emmet a visit as well.

FROM ANITA WICKER:

On December 12, Emmet held its 27th Annual Christmas Parade. The weather held off its rain for the parade as usual rain or shine. Once again, Emmet was fortunate to have many participate in the parade making many who were unable to attend be able to see or hear the parade through the streets, many people in Emmet have been under the weather and appreciate every year those who participate making this yearly event possible and they are greatly appreciated by many.

A big thanks to the Nevada County Sheriffs Department for leading the parade and helping to direct traffic on main roads. Mayor Dale Booker also expresses his thanks and helping lead the parade.

One of our floats was from Kindred at Home. Deanna Allen is with Kindred. Riding along in the decorated trailer was also Debra Morse as the Grinch. Aubri Newton, Ja’quarivse Dixon and Jackie Allen driver.

E.V. A’s float/wagon decorated had riding along Britney Elmer, Baylee Haddix, John Thomas, Breanna Haddix, Dixie Avery, Cody Avery, Riley Thomas, Randy Baxley, Sandy Skaggs, and Mike Skaggs.

Willisville Volunteer Fire Department, brush 1, driver- Ty Green.

Emmet Volunteer Fire Department, Truck #18, driver – Jesus Estrada

Emmet VFD, Truck #14, driver – Trey Baker

Emmet VFD, Truck # 53 – driver – Dustin Cross

Santa and his helpers also greeted many. Santa Clause, James Payne. Deanna Standridge Santa’s helper. Little elves were, Tracy Ditzler, Hunter Stoffer, Emillie Stoffer, Nathaniel Stoffer and Bentley Stoffer. Rebecca Hull – driver also representing Emmet First Baptist Church.

Of course, as advertised no meeting at the Chuck Wagon was possible this year nor personal greetings with Santa, but as always, we thank those participating as well as coming out to see the yearly Christmas Parade. We hope to see all next year and pray the covid19 will allow many gatherings for not just Emmet. Jewel Allen says she will get the hot coco and treats ready to go then. As for me, Anita I will be looking to see yall and pray we can continue indoors and decorate and not forget our In Memory Tree for those we’ve lost. Emmet Wishing everyone a Merry and Safe Christmas 2020.