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Southern Rowan Christmas Parade to showcase 120 floats

Participants include:

Southern Rowan Christmas Parade lineup:

• China Grove Police Department

• Landis Police Department

• Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten

• Rowan County Rescue Unit 917

• South Rowan High School varsity and jayvee volleyball conference champions

• Grand marshal Barbara Doby

• South Rowan High School Raider Battalion

• China Grove Fire Department

• China Grove Town Council

• Landis Fire Department

• Enochville Fire and Rescue Auxiliary

• Enochville Fire and Rescue

• Locke Township Fire Department

• Faith Fire Department

• Atwell Fire Department

• Bostian Heights Fire Department

• Rowan County Emergency Services

• Rowan County commissioners

• State Sen.-elect Carl Ford

• The PROS in Motorsports

• South Rowan High School homecoming queen

• South Rowan High School marching band

• South Rowan High School cheerleaders

• South Rowan High School Miss Merry Christmas

• South Rowan High School FFA

• First United Methodist Church Pack 375

• Boogerwoods Haunted Attraction for Cure of Cystic Fibrosis

• Gary’s Bar-BQ

• ”Everyone Has a Place at the Table” Main Street Market & Meeting Place

• Center Stage Dance Company

• Little Miss Farmers Day Avah Smith

• Spinning Into Christmas by Novant Health and the YMCA

• Novant Health mobile mammography

• Omar Hadi of Hadi Agency Allstate

• Gary’s BBQ and F&M Bank

• In His Steps Dance

• Cornerstone Child Development Centers

• Cornerstone Baptist Church

• Traditional Martial Arts of China Grove

• Rowan-Salisbury Schools

• Elevation Cheer Company

• Maze of Terror

• Embellish Boutique and Brooke & Brooke Attorneys

• Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard

• Harlee-Rae Odom Ultimate Grand Supreme Mini Miss Hickory NC and Ultimate Grand Supreme Miss Rowan County Fair Queen

• Corriher-Lipe Middle School cheer team

• Tabernacle Baptist Church

�� Tara Culp of Body Clinic of Concord

• Rockwell Black Knights YFL Football

• William Renken, William Ryan Enterprises Inc.

• Trinity Pre-K and JR Ritchie Electric

• Prosale Motors Inc., Jose Benitez

• American Legion Post 185 Queen Jamie Erin Minehart

• American Legion Post 185 Commander Wild Bill Corriher and Lynn Moody, superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools

• Girl Scout Troop 1316

• The Forum Monster Truck

• Have a Ball at Christmas, Goodman Farm Supply

• Triple Threat Dance Studio

• Ebenezer United Methodist Church of Mount Ulla

• Charlie Buchanan

• North Hills Christian School marching band

• North Hills Christian School homecoming queen

• Linn-Honeycutt and Landis Funeral Homes

• N.C. Wildlife Law Enforcement

• Rowan County Young Life

• Rock Steady Rides

• China Grove Elementary School

• Carson High School homecoming king and queen

• Carson High School Orange & Blue Crew

• Carson High School marching band

• Carson High School varsity cheerleaders

• Carson High School FFA

• Carson High School Mr. and Miss Holiday

• Rowan County Republican Party

• South Rowan YFL Cheer

• Lady’s Funeral Home & Crematory

• Atrium Health Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast

• North Kannapolis Baptist Church & Christian Academy

• Southern Style Cloggers

• Price Pharmacy

• Grahams 4×4

• Grahams Storage

• “Winter Wonderland” by Dimensions Dance Arts

• Highest Praise Kids Church

• Amvets Post 565 Queen Rebekah Lippard

• J. Fred Corriher Jr. YMCA

• China Grove Middle School

• Ugly House Renovations

• Reaper’s Realm Haunted House

• Pack 328

• Independence High School

• Cornerstone Church of Salisbury

• Sport Clips Salisbury

• N’Tune Care Stereo Show Truck

• GNC Salisbury

• Queen of Christmas Spirit Valerie Jordan

• Westside Head Start

• The Oaks of Landis

• McKinlee Long, Grand Supreme Mini Miss North Carolina

• Phil Austin Stable

• Faith Riders

• Santa

CHINA GROVE — China Grove and Landis residents will see about 120 floats at this year’s Southern Rowan Christmas Parade today.

Patti Price, China Grove’s event coordinator, said the parade will be the biggest in several years. It will include four bands, community groups and schools.

“It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season,” Price said.

Price recommended that spectators arrive early to get a good seat and carpool. She said visitors should be patient and expect heavy traffic.

“Just remember ’tis the season and what it’s all about,” she said.

The Southern Rowan Christmas Parade will start in Landis at 3 p.m. and in China Grove at 4 p.m.

“Everyone comes together,” Price said. “It’s a really great outpouring of the community.”

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