Weaverville – After its felt absence from the public eye last year, the 33rd Annual Weaverville Christmas Parade had a nice sunny and warm day to make its return Saturday (December 4th).
According to former Councilwoman Dottie Sherrill, who was the parade’s grand marshal this year, “We only missed two parades in 32 years. One because of a bad snowstorm and one because of COVID-19.” Well, no chance of snow this year and while COVID is still a concern, outdoor events were back on this year.
The parade started at the North Buncombe Middle School and ended at Lake Louise with the main parade route along Main Street with thousands upon thousands of pieces of candy thrown from the parade participants to parade onlookers. What wasn’t collected by kids along the route was quickly cleaned off the streets by the Weaverville Public Works Department after the parade ended.
This year’s parade featured 100 entries. The winners of the float contest were: First place – Flat Creek Baptist Church, Second place – Jimmy’s Automotive, and Third place – North Buncombe High School Junior Varsity and Varsity Soccer.