Southern Rowan Parade set for Tuesday

Published 12:15 am Monday, November 23, 2015

Southern Rowan’s most popular holiday tradition will fill the streets of Landis and China Grove on Tuesday.

The Southern Rowan Christmas Parade will start Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Landis and 4 p.m. in China Grove. This year’s grand marshal is the 2015 Rowan County Little League Softball Team, which won the World Series. There are 100 total participants scheduled to be in the parade.

A majority of Main Street in China Grove and Landis will close shortly before the parade begins. Some side streets will be closed as part of the parade festivities. In Landis, Main Street will be closed from West 5th to West Limits Street. Roads connecting to Main Street from West 1st to West 5th streets will also be closed. In China Grove, Main Street will be closed from Kirk to Ross streets. The start point in China Grove is slightly different from previous years. Instead of Stevens Street, the parade will begin at Kirk Street.

In Landis, walking units are scheduled to line up on Highland Avenue, wheels on 4th Street, sirens on 3rd Street, Cline’s Pro Floats in Corriher Ball Field, Queens on 1st Street and Oversized in the gravel lot by Michael’s. Lineup is between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

In China Grove, the restart point will be at Kirk and Main streets instead of Stevens Street.

Lt. Andrew Deal, of the China Grove Police Department, said motorists should remain calm and drive slowly after the parade because of the high volume of traffic, pedestrians and low visibility during evening hours. Deal said Ross, Church, Franklin and Vance streets will be extremely congested due to participants being picked up after the parade.

Participants in the 2015 parade are included below in order:

• China Grove Police Department

• China Grove Police Department

• Landis Police Department

• Landis Police Department

• Landis Police Department

• Rowan County Sherrif’s Office Sherrif Kevin Auten

• Rowan County Sherrif’s Office Sherrif Kevin Auten

• Rowan County Sherrif’s Office Sherrif Kevin Auten

• Rowan County Rescue Squad

• Rowan County Rescue Squad

• South Rowan High School DECA Club

• Grand Marshal — 2015 Softball Little League World Series Champions

• South Rowan High School Army JRTOC

• Landis Fire Department

• Landis Fire Department

• China Grove Fire Department

• China Grove Fire Department

• China Grove Town Council

• Landis Public Works

• Landis Public Works

• Town of Landis

• Bostian Heights Fire Department

• Enochville Fire and Rescue

• Locke Township Fire Department

• Rowan County Board of Commissioners

• Carl Ford NC House Representative

• Jesse C. Carson High School Marching Band

• Jesse C. Carson High School Varsity Competition Cheerleading Team

• Jesse C. Carson High School Varisty Competition Cheerleading Team

• Jesse C. Carson High School Orange and Blue Crew

• Jesse C. Carson High School Homecoming King

• Jesse C. Carson High School Homecoming Queen

• Jesse C. Carson High School FFA

• Jesse C. Carson High School Miss/Mr. Holiday

• Rowan County Young Life

• Trinity UMC Pre-K – JR Ritchie Electric

• Cart Works

• The Forum Monster Truck

• China Grove 11U All Stars

• Your Custom Car

• Tiffany Fite, Overall Mini Grand Supreme

• Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis

• Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis

• Lady’s Funeral Home

• Lady’s Funeral Home

• Holiday Dreams – Dimensions Dance Arts

• Holiday Dreams – Dimensions Dance Arts

• Rowan County Forty & Eight • McKinlee Long- Tiny Miss NC State Southern Regal Queen

• Kannapolis & Salisbury Power Equipment

• Main Street Mission

• Embellish Boutique and Brooke & Brooke Attorneys at Law

• Cub Scout Pack 328

• Goodman Farm Supply

• Sidekick Karate

• Girl Scout Troop 1938

• Briley Lafollette, Rowan County’s Outstanding Teen and Sydney Lafollette, Carolina Princess

• Phillips Air Care

• Kannon Creek Assisted Living

• South Rowan High School Marching Band

• South Rowan High School Varsity Cheerleaders

• South Rowan High School JV Cheerleaders

• South Rowan High School Miss Merry Christmas

• South Rowan High School HOSA Club

• South Rowan High School Homecoming Queen

• Southern Style Cloggers

• Rowan Public Library Stories to Go Bookmobile

• William Bill Craddock

• Carolinas HealthCare System

• Commander Legion Post 185 – Wild Bill Corriher

• Dr. Lynn Moody – Rowan Salisbury School System Superintendent

• Wild Bill Corriher

• Center Stage Dance Company

• Center Stage Dance Company

• American Legion Post 185 Beauty Queen – Angelena Lombardi

• AmVets Post 565 Beauty Queen – Emmaline Sellers

• Rowan County Veterans President

• Cub Scout Pack 301

• Mr. & Mrs. Encore Elegance

• Cornerstone Child Development Centers

• Cornerstone Child Development Centers

• East Rowan High School Homecoming King and Queen

• North Rowan High School Marching Cavalier Band

• Novant Health

• 2015 Southeast Thresher’s Queen

• F&M Bank and Gary’s Bar-B-Q

• Cart Works

• China Grove FUMC Pack 375

• Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard

• Tabernacle Baptist Church

• BSA Troop 328

• John Brindle

• Rockwell Black Knights Football Team

• Bill Carter

• Gary’s Bar-B-Q

• Graham’s 4×4

• Graham’s 4×4

• Faith Riders

• Santa Claus

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.

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