November 29th, 2020
WZQZ Radio –
(Via WZQZ Radio) This year’s Christmas Parade in the City of Summerville will be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only will the parade be held on a Saturday instead of a Monday, the parade will also be a “reverse Christmas Parade”.
That means the “floats” will be stationary and people will drive by in their vehicles to see them.
Another big change for 2020 – the parade route will be different as well. Instead of Commerce Street – the event will begin on University Street that runs in front of Dowdy Park and then continue to East Washington Street. Parade viewers will then cross over to West Washington Street and turn around near Summerville First United Methodist Church and come back to Economy Street.
This year’s honorary grand marshal will be former Chattooga County Probate Judge Jon Payne.
Churches, businesses and civic organizations that want to participate in the event need to register by Wednesday of next week. Registration forms are available at the Summerville Recreation Department.