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Southern Rowan Christmas Parade happening Tuesday

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CHINA GROVE — China Grove is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Southern Rowan Christmas Parade, hosted just two days before Thanksgiving.

The parade will start Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in Landis, at the intersection of West 1st and Main streets. It continues along Main Street until reaching Laurel Street. In China Grove, the parade will start at the intersection of Kirk Street and Main Street. The parade stops at the intersection of Ross Street and Main Street.

The parade includes groups from across Rowan: South Rowan High School students, Carson High School students, North Rowan High School students, church groups, local businesses, haunted trails, first responders and the treasured Mr. Claus himself.

James and Tamara Solomon are this year’s grand marshals.

The full line-up is as follows:

  • China Grove Police Department
  • Landis Police Department
  • Rowan County Sherriff’s Office
  • Rowan County Rescue Unit 917
  • Rowan County Rescue Ambulance 916
  • South Rowan High School DECA Club
  • Grand Marshals James and Tamara Solomon
  • 2017 National Dance Champions Center Stage Dance Company
  • South Rowan High School JROTC
  • Landis Fire Department
  • Landis Public Works
  • China Grove Fire Department
  • China Grove Town Council
  • Bostian Heights Fire Department
  • Atwell Fire Department
  • Faith Fire Department
  • Locke Township Fire Department
  • Enochville Fire & Rescue
  • Rowan County Board of Commissioners
  • Rowan County Fire Division
  • Embellish and Brooke & Brooke Attorneys at Law
  • Jesse Carson High School Homecoming King, Solomon Holshouser & Queen, Rebecca Rousey
  • Jesse Carson High School Marching Band
  • Jesse Carson High School Cheerleaders
  • Jesse Carson High School Mr. and Miss Holiday
  • Jesse Carson High School FFA
  • Jesse Carson High School Orange & Blue Crew
  • China Grove 1st UMC Pack 375
  • French Express Coffee
  • The Forum Monster Truck
  • “Elf off the Shelf” Dimensions Dance Arts
  • Little Miss Farmers Day Riley Barbee
  • Trinity Pre-K and JR Ritchie Electric
  • Custom Golf Carts and Customer Carts
  • Rock Steady Rides
  • Carl Ford, NC House
  • Lady’s Funeral Home and Crematory
  • Aqua14 Loving Jesus Ice Cream Van
  • Petite Miss Carolina Dogwood Queen 2017 Emory Stewart
  • Price Pharmacy
  • Happy’s Farm Inc.
  • Center Stage Dance Company
  • Center Stage Dance Company
  • Mini Grand Supreme NC Royalty Wrigley Benfield
  • Gary’s BBQ and F&M Bank
  • Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard
  • Corriher-Lipe Middle School Cheerleaders
  • Girl Scout Troop 1938
  • Phillips Air Care
  • Brandy Cook, Rowan County District Attorney
  • Miss Rowan County Veteran Ricki Goodman
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church of Landis
  • Cornerstone Church
  • Spinning into Christmas — Novant Health and the YMCA
  • South Rowan High School Miss Merry Christmas 2017 Addison Wise
  • South Rowan High School HOSA Club
  • South Rowan High School Marching Band
  • South Rowan High School Homecoming Queen 2017 Jalee Rollins
  • South Rowan High School Cheerleaders
  • Southern Style Cloggers
  • Troyer Medical Inc.
  • Rowan County Home School Association
  • LuLaRoe, Kristi Harrington
  • Traditional Martial Arts of China Grove
  • Highest Praise Music Dept.
  • “A Classic Christmas” Main Street Mission
  • Wee Miss, Carlie Redish and Teen Miss Southern Regal, Haley Crowe
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Triple Threat Dance Studio
  • Legion Post 185 Queen Andrea Olvera & Dr. Lynn Moody, RSS Superintendent
  • Amvet post 565 Queen Amy Taylor
  • Rowan County Young Life
  • Rowan County Public Library Stories to Go
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Cornerstone Development Center
  • Gary’s BBQ
  • Miss Randolph County Outstanding Teen 2018 Sydney LaFollette
  • Elevation Cheer Company
  • Rowan County Register of Deeds John Brindle
  • Dean Hunter, Rowan County School System Board of Education
  • Rowan Salisbury Schools Transportation
  • NC Wildlife Resources Commission
  • 2017 Miss Rowan County Fair and Lil Miss Supreme Dakota Rae Alsup
  • Rockwell Black Knights Football YFL
  • Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for the Cure of Cystic Fibrosis
  • J. Fred Corriher Jr. YMCA
  • North Rowan High School Marching Band
  • Highest Praise Kids Church
  • NC Cinderella Teen, Zoe Rabon
  • In His Steps Dance
  • Tiki Island Pool Express
  • Country Boy Lawn Service
  • Reaper’s Realm
  • Ebenezer Lutheran Scouts Troop 328
  • Benitez Automotive Inc.
  • Linn Honeycutt Funeral Home, China Grove and Landis
  • Westside Head Start
  • Faith Riders
  • Santa Claus

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