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Parade rolls on Friday

Santa Claus will be riding in a brand new sleigh on a White Hall fire truck when the city’s annual Christmas Parade rolls down Dollarway Road at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The parade will begin at Regal Oaks, then turn north on Dollarway to Anderson and Parkway, stopping at City Park.

Mary Lou Mauldin, director of the White Hall Museum, will serve as parade marshal and will turn on the Christmas lights at City Park, said Stephanie Moreau, secretary of the sponsoring White Hall Chamber of Commerce and parade chairman.

After the lights are turned on to illuminate the park, Santa will visit with children at City Hall, 101 Parkway, with cookies, punch and hot chocolate served to guests, Moreau added.

The entry fee for the parade is one canned meat or non-perishable food item for each person, with proceeds going to the White Hall Food Pantry,

Chamber President Tommy Castleberry said proceeds from the annual Founders Day activities help underwrite the Christmas Parade and other civic activities.

The sleigh Santa will be riding in was built by Carolina Carriages and acquired as a joint project between the municipality, chamber and the White Hall Volunteer Fire Department.