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45 units take part in Mathews Parade

Although the weather was a little iffy at the start of Saturday afternoon’s Mathews Christmas Parade, clouds eventually gave way to sunshine for the popular community event hosted by the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center.

A total of 45 units took part, with nine cancelling at the last minute, according to parade director Lynda Smith Greve. “It was not our biggest parade, but we appreciate everyone who took part,” she said. “Everyone did a great job and looked very festive … and the weather turned out much better than expected.”

Helping out at this year’s parade, whose theme was “Christmas at Home” were David Shuber (who provided the sound), Phil Sanderson (who did the announcing duties) and Ginger Shuber, Violet Owens and Janice Higdon (who judged the entries). Winners were:

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