A Sussex County line-up of holiday parades would not be complete without including the Town of Georgetown’s, this year slated for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at 7PM.
Unlike other community parades, Georgetown’s features Macy’s style, jumbo balloons, in addition to the many floats, marching bands, antique cars and fire trucks that traditionally enter the annual event, organized by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Georgetown’s theme this year is “Rudolph’s Christmas Parade” and nine jumbo balloons, including three Christmas Ornaments, a Toy Soldier, Candy Cane, Snowman, Silver Bell, Christmas Stocking, and the star himself, Rudolph are scheduled to appear. The parade follows its traditional route from Front Street down West Market St., around The Circle, and ends at Grace Church on East Market St.
Hundreds of participants are expected, and of course, Santa will make his annual appearance and visit with the kids at Georgetown’s Fire Hall, immediately following the parade. Lynn Lester of the newly restored, historic Brick Hotel will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal this year, with Dennis Ketterer and Dave Marvel of WBOC, as the Masters of Ceremonies.
“These balloons are truly amazing,” said Georgetown Chamber Executive Director, Karen Duffield. “If you haven’t ever had the chance to see the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, come to Georgetown for Christmas–we have the next best thing!” Parade and balloon sponsors include the Town of Georgetown; Artesian Water Co.; Insurance Market; Perdue Farms, Inc.; WSFS Bank; County Bank; Fisher Auto Parts; Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner, CPAs; Millsboro-Georgetown Rotary; Bob Willey & Sons and Bruce A. Rogers, PA; and County Councilmen, Finley Jones and Vance Phillips.
For more information, or to sponsor a balloon or enter the parade, call the Georgetown Chamber at 302-856-1544 or visit @link href=’http://www.georgetowncoc.com’target=”_blank”>www.georgetowncoc.com/link.