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Mathews celebrates ‘A Community Christmas’ Saturday

This year’s Mathews Christmas Parade will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday, with grand marshals Ron and Debbie Lambert in the lead.

The parade, presented by the Mathews Visitor and Information Center, starts at Thomas Hunter Middle School and ends at the former Bank of America building. Immediately after the parade, Santa Claus will visit with children at the Mathews Visitor and Information Center until 5 o’clock.

This year’s theme is “A Community Christmas” and will be a celebration of the community coming back together after a difficult couple of years. There are about 50 entries, organizer Lynda Smith Greve said Tuesday.

The Lamberts have been busy in the community ever since moving to their home on the North River in 2001. Both are active members of the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, volunteers for Meals on Wheels and Hands Across Mathews, among many other civic endeavors.

Parade prizes will be awarded for best entry in the following categories: Civic, Animal, Walking Unit...

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