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South Rowan Christmas Parade set for Tuesday

By Josh Bergeron

CHINA GROVE — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in south Rowan.

The annual South Rowan Christmas Parade is set for Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Landis and 4 p.m. in China Grove. Dale and Gayle Keiger will be the parade grand marshals. Dale Keiger owns Dale’s Sporting Goods in China Grove.

In Landis, the parade starts at the intersection of West 1st Street and Main Street. It continues along Main Street until reaching Laurel Street. Main Street in Landis will close to traffic at 2:30 p.m., town officials said.

In China Grove, the parade starts at the intersection of Kirk Street and Main Street. The parade stops at the intersection of Ross Street and Main Street. A portion of Main Street in China Grove will close to traffic at 3 p.m., town officials said.

The parade includes the usual assortment of groups from across Rowan, including: South Rowan High School students, Carson High School students, church groups, local businesses, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth sports teams, veterans groups and first responders.

The full parade lineup is as follows:

• Landis Police Department

• China Grove Police Department

• Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

• Rowan County Rescue Squad

• South Rowan High School DECA Club

• Grand Marshals Dale and Gayle Keiger

• South Rowan High School JROTC

• China Grove Fire Department

• China Grove Town Council

• Landis Fire Department

• Landis Public Works

• Locke Township Fire Department

• Bostian Heights Fire Department

• Faith Fire Department

• Enochville Fire and Rescue

• Rowan County Fire Marshal

• Rowan County Board of Commissioners

• F&M Bank and Gary’s Bar-B-Q

• Carl Ford NC House

• Raider Regiment Marching Band

• South Rowan High School Cheerleading Squads

• South Rowan High School Miss Merry Christmas 2016

• South Rowan High School FFA

• South Rowan High School Homecoming Queen 2016

• Young Life of Rowan County

• Trinity UMC Pre-K  and JR Ritchie Electric

• East Rowan Mustang Cheerleaders

• AmVets Post 565 Beauty Queen Beth Ann Martin

• American Legion Post 185 commander and beauty queen Addison Wise

• Cart Works Inc.

• Register of Deeds John Brindle

• Center Stage Dance Company

• Phillips Air Car

• J. Fred Corriher YMCA

• Embellish Boutique and Brooke & Brooke Attorneys at Law

• Miss Rowan County Veteran Queen O’Shannus Wood

• Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard

• Ebenezer Lutheran Scouts

• Sidekick Karate

• Little Miss Farmers Day Emory Stewart

• China Grove FUMC Pack 375

• Novant Health and The Forum of Salisbury

• Rowan County Veterans Council

• Girl Scout Troop 1938

• Cornerstone Church

• Cornerstone Child Development Center

• Dimensions Dance Arts

• Gospel Lighthouse Church

• Troyer Medical Inc.

• Little Miss Farmers Day Josie Mae Parris

• Grahams 4X4

• Gary’s BBQ

• Southern Style Cloggers

• Miss Rowan County 2017 Mary Scott Norris

• Carson High School Orange and Blue Crew

• Carson High School Miss and Mr. Holiday

• Carson High School Marching Band

• Carson High School FFA

• Carson High School homecoming king and queen

• Carson High School cheerleaders

• Goodman Farm Supply

• Tabernacle Baptist Church

• Rowan Public Library bookmobile

• Elevation Cheer Company

• Miss Piedmont’s Outstanding Teen Sydney LaFollette

• Rock Steady Rides

• Rowan Veterans Council

• Mt. Moriah Church

• Highest Praise Kids Church

• Westside Headstart

• East Rowan High School homecoming king and queen

• Rowan County Home School Association

• Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for the Cure of Cystic Fibrosis

• Rockwell Black Knights Football

• Main Street Mission

• Carolinas Healthcare System

• Miss Holiday Caravan 2015 Ashely Mayhew

• Boy Scouts of America Troop and Pack 328

• China Grove Cal Ripken 12-year-old all-stars

• Maze of Terror

• Triple Threat Dance Studio

• East Rowan YFL Mustangs

• Tiny Miss North Carolina McKinlee Long

• NC Wildlife Resources Commission

• 2016 Southern Regal Ultimate Mini Majestic Queen Wrigley Benfield

• Faith Riders

• Santa Claus

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.




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