Parade-goers in South Rowan will have to wait until Friday

Organizers for the Southern Rowan Christmas Parade say although they’ve never canceled the parade in the past, the possibility of icy weather led to Tuesday’s parade being postponed until Friday.

Fact Box

The Southern Rowan Christmas Parade lineup is as follows:

1. Grand Marshal — Dr. Lynn P. Moody, Rowan-Salisbury School System Superintendent

2. Landis Police

3. Landis Police

4. China Grove Police

5. China Grove Police

6. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

7. Rowan County Sheriff — Kevin Auten

8. Rowan County Rescue Squad

9. Rowan County Rescue Squad

10. South Rowan High School HOSA Club

11. South Rowan High School Army JROTC

12. China Grove Fire Department

13. China Grove Fire Department

14. China Grove Town Council

15. Landis Fire Department

16. Landis Fire Department

17. Town of Landis

18. Landis Public Works

19. Landis Public Works

20. Bostian Heights Fire Department

21. Enochville Fire and Rescue Department

22. Brandy Cook, Rowan County District Attorney

23. Jeff Barger — Clerk of Court

24. Rowan County Board of Commissioners

24B. Carl Ford — NC House Of Representatives

24C. John Carter — Anchor for WBTV Channel 3

25. Briley and Sydney LaFollette — World Elite Queens

26. Trinity Pre-K Kannapolis, sponsored by JR Ritchie Electric

27. Home Instead Senior Care

28. Gospel Lighthouse Church

29. Cart Works

30. Posh Salon & Nail Bar

31. McKinlee Long — Tiny Miss NC State Natural Elite

32. Dimensions Dance Arts

33. Jesse C. Carson High School (Orange and Blue Crew), sponsored by Porky’s, Main Street Family Practice

34. Jesse C. Carson High School Marching Band

35. Jesse C. Carson High School JV Cheerleaders

36. Jesse C. Carson High School — Mr. and Miss Holiday

37. Jesse C. Carson High School FFA

38. Jesse C. Carson High School Volleyball Team

39. Jesse C. Carson High School — Homecoming King and Queen

40. Jesse C. Carson High School Varsity Cheerleaders

41. Cub Scout Pack 328

42. Jana Swink — Miss Rowan County Fair Queen 2013

43. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury

44. Friendship Baptist Church

45. Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard

46. Rowan County Veteran Of The Year

47. Carolinas Medical Center Northeast

48. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum

49. “Stop Monkeying Around and Get to Higher Ground” Baptist Church

50. Remi Adams — AMVETS Post 565 Queen

51. South Rowan Youth Football League 5th and 6th Grade

52. Youth Football League Cheerleaders

53. Rowan County 40 & 8

54. South Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

55. F&M Bank and Gary’s Barbecue

56. Cornerstone Child Development Centers

57. Cub Scout Pak 375

58. Center Stage Dance Company, Inc.

59. Center Stage Dance Company, Inc.

60. Oak Grove Baptist Church

61. Cub Scouts — Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church

62. The Forum of Salisbury

63. Price Pharmacy

64. Tabernacle Baptist Church

65. Rowan Public Library Stories-To-Go Bookmobile

66. Scrooge Christmas Trolley Tour

67. Kannon Creek Assisted Living

68. Highest Praise Church

69. Heather Sperling — Post 185 Beauty Queen

70. Wild Bill Corriher — Commander Of Legion Post 185

71. Cart Works

71B. Salon Arabella

72. Carson Cougars Youth Football League

73. South & Carson Colts Youth Football League 3rd & 4th Grade

74. Neil’s Cycle Shop

75. Cub Scout Pak 301

76. South Rowan High School DECA & Raider Rowdies

77. South Rowan High School Marching Band

78. South Rowan High School Cheerleaders

79. South Rowan High School Homecoming Queen — Kari Joyce

80. Girl Scout Troop 9011

81. South Rowan High School Gang “Stirs” — “Rock The House Club”

82. South Rowan High School FFA

83. South Rowan Miss Merry Christmas — Kylah Amburn

84. South Rowan High School Fire Academy

85. North Kannapolis Baptist Church

85B. North Kannapolis Christian Academy

86. Holiday Healthy Cheer! — Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

86B. Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Critical Care Transport

87. Sidekick Karate

88. Emrie Haze Harrington — Little Miss Farmers Day 2013

89. Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories

90. Boy Scouts of America Troop 328

91. Cheerwine

92. Ava Grace Basinger — NC Tiny Miss Dream Angel

93. Quality Christmas Trees

94. Doug Miller Carpet Sales

95. Concordia Lutheran Church Girl Scouts

96. Owl Love Re-Love

97. Elevation Cheer

98. Burchette Insurance

99. Embellish Boutique

100. Faith Riders

101. Santa Claus


The Friday parade will begin in Landis at 3 p.m. and will continue into China Grove beginning at 4 p.m.


Co-organizer Meredith Smith said because of the possible ice Tuesday evening, they believed it necessary to delay the parade.

“We wanted to make sure for the safety of the children and families that participate,” she said Tuesday afternoon.

She said earlier Tuesday that even with rain falling all day, the parade would have gone on as planned if not for a forecast predicting the possibility of ice and snow around 5 p.m.

Parade participants will assemble the same as they would have on Tuesday, in Landis from 1:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Smith hopes all of the entrants will still participate in Friday’s parade.

Organizers are thankful for the Landis and China Grove town staff and police departments, Smith said, adding that the towns have done a “phenomenal job with the amount of work they are given.”

She’s also thankful to the downtown businesses in both China Grove and Landis for being so flexible.

Organizers of the Holiday Caravan parade — scheduled for today in Spencer and Salisbury — say the event will go on rain or shine.

Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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