Southern Rowan Christmas Parade will return to downtown Landis, China Grove – Salisbury Post

CHINA GROVE – The Southern Rowan Christmas Parade returns next week to the streets of Landis and China Grove.

The annual parade will begin on Tuesday, November 23 at 3 p.m. at the intersection of South Highland Avenue and Main Street in Landis. The procession will continue through downtown Landis until it stops at Limits Street. After a brief break, the route will resume at 4:00 PM at Kirk Street in China Grove and end at Ross Street.

The parade began over 40 years ago and has become a staple of the holiday season in South Rowan County. It was supposed to take place last year, but the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the region has led the leaders to cancel the procession.

With around 100 participants registered for this year’s parade, there’s no shortage of entertainment. Participants include fire trucks and vintage tractors, cheerleaders, homecoming queens and kings from local high schools, dance troupes and politicians. The winners of China Grove’s Little Mr. and Miss Farmer contest will also be in the procession. As usual, Santa Claus will announce the end of the parade.

“To me, this is a very good representation of all the different areas of our community,” said Patti Price Love, China Grove event planner.

The title of Grand Marshal this year will be shared by the 2020 Rowan-Salisbury Schools Teacher of the Year and 2021 Southern County Schools Teacher of the Year. The teachers will ride a float sponsored jointly by Landis and China Grove.

Parade spectators are encouraged to watch and cheer for the parade from the sidewalk.

As the parade moves through downtown China Grove, it will pass a large illuminated tree parked in Hanna Park. For the first time, China Grove is holding its tree lighting ceremony before the parade. Lighting will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. Students from China Grove Middle School will perform Christmas carols and free hot chocolate will be served.

The programming of the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade is as follows:

• China Grove Police Department
• Landis Police Department
• Rowan County Sheriff’s Office
• Landis Fire Department
• China Grove Fire Department
• Carson HOSA Club
• South Rowan High School JROTC Thieves Battalion
• Grand Marshal RSSS 2020 & 2021 Teachers of the year
• Bostian Heights Fire Department
• Kannapolis Fire Department
• Kannapolis Ancient Fire Collection
• Locke Township Fire Department
• Atwell Township Volunteer Fire Department
• Enochville fire and rescue
• Landis Aldermen
• China Grove City Council
• Rowan County Council of Commissioners
• NC Senator Carl Ford
• South Rowan Miss Merry Christmas High School 2021
• SRHS cheerleaders
• SRHS Raider Regiment
• SRHS Reunion Queen 2020-21 Paige Chabala
• SRHS FFA
• SRHS Homecoming Queen 2021 Zoie Miller
• JR Ritchie Electric and Trinity UMC Pré-K
• Rowan County Home School Association
• Dance company in the center of the stage
• Paxton Butler for District Attorney
• Key Real Estate – Tobitha Stewart
• services of DJ Candice Carter
• 2021 baby Miss Cabarrus County – Eden Ervin; 2021 Little Miss Cabarrus County – Collins Kentfield; 2021 Young Miss Cabarrus County – Abigail Tinsley
• 2021 Majestic Miss Cabarrus County – McKinlee Long; 2021 Tiny Miss Cabarrus County – Lacey Fortson
• Rowan County YFL South Rowan Raiders
• Rowan County YFL 2nd-4th South Rowan Raiders Football & Cheerleading
• Better orthodontics
• First United Methodist Church
• Credit Agricole de la Caroline
• Camp Gladiator
• Rowan County Republican Party
• Labyrinth of terror
• the candy store on the main street
• People’s Fund for State Employees
• Millbridge Elementary School
• Church of God of China Grove
• “Ride of Pride” Veterans Appreciation
• China Grove Rotary Club and Rowan Museum
• American Legion Post 185 Commander Wild Bill Corriher and Amanda Macon, Senior SRHS
• Amvets Post 565 Reine Erin McKenzie Farmer
• American Legion Post 185, Queen Sydney Paige Hughes
• a triple threat dance studio
• Mike Caskey for Rowan County Sheriff
• Charles Humphrey
• Kristina Cook – State Farm
• Bank F&M
• John Brindle, Rowan County Deeds Register
• Main street market
• 2021 Little Miss Kannapolis Josie Mae Parris
• Todd Wyrick for the clerk of the court
• Southern style clogs
• Keep Judge Tim Gould
• HP Kidz – Best FWC Praise
• Dimensional dance arts
• Little Mr. Farmers Day 2021 Lee Ealey Jr
• Willow Brook Builders, Inc
• Day of the Little Miss Farmers 2021 Sunny Turner
• North Carolina Transportation Museum
• Cornerstone Church of Salisbury
• Cato for the sheriff
• Sports clips from Salisbury
• Chris Cline-Antique Tractors
• Cubs Pack 328
• China Grove Middle School
• Rowan Little League 8u softball allstars
• orange and blue crew from Jesse C. Carson high school
• The King and Queen of High School Reunion Jesse C. Carson – Garrison Collins and Callie Trexler
• Chris Sease for District Court Judge
• Jesse C. Carson High School cheerleaders
• Walking Cougars from Jesse C. Carson High School
• Miss Rowan County 2021 Veteran – Bailey Webster
• Brad Potts for Rowan County Sheriff
• Goodman’s Barnyard Christmas – Have a Ball
• Rebecca Saleeby Election Committee
• Salisbury Dance Academy
• Committee to elect Greg Hannold for sheriff
• Elevation Cheer Company
• Prosale Motors Inc.
• The haunted attraction of Boogerwoods for the treatment of cystic fibrosis
• The forum
• Brandy Cook, Rowan County District Attorney
• Embellish Boutique and Brooke and Brooke Avocats
• Rowan County Democratic Party
• Angie Spillman for Rowan County Commissioner
• Lauren Hoben Election Committee
• OPK road service
• China Grove First Baptist Church
• Horsemen of the Southern Faith
• Phil Austin Stables
• Santa Claus


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