Final touches put on parade


Event begins 2 p.m. Saturday

Staff report



Abby Hackmann photo Kevin Lowery puts some final touches on the city of Laurinburg’s Polar Express float before the annual Christmas parade.


Laurinburg city employees Lisa Howell, Harry Gale, Kevin Lowery, Angie Foster, and Heather Jackson assisted in making the float for Saturday’s event.


LAURINBURG — The 2015 Christmas parade is just around the corner and attracting floats, bands and people from across Scotland County.

The Laurinburg-Scotland County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. It will begin on Railroad Street and make its traditional route through downtown Laurinburg and end at Plaza Road in the College Plaza Shopping Center.

More than 120 entries are expected to take part in the parade this year.

The 2015 Christmas Parade entries in numerical order:

1 — Police Chief Darwin Williams, Sheriff Ralph Kersey and Fire Chief Randy Gibson

2 — Marine Corps Color Guard and Band 40 Marines – MUSIC

3 — Grand Marshals – Chaka Davis-Smith – Roylin Hammond – Hyder Massey

4 — Grand Marshals – Saint Luke United Methodist Church Ramp Team – van

5 — St. Andrews Pipe Band 25 persons MUSIC

6 — SHS Color Guard

7 — SHS ROTC

8 — SHS Marching Band 110 students MUSIC

9 — SHS 2015 Homecoming Queen – Kenleigh Callahan

10 — Rep. Garland Pierce

11 — Rep. Ken Goodman

12 — Sen. Tom McInnis

13 — Scotland County — commissioners

14 — Scotland County — commissioners

15 — Scotland County — commissioners

16 — Chamber of Commerce – Lee Howell, chairman of the board

17 — Commercial Float – Winter Wonderland – Scotland Health Care System/Scotland Regional Hospice

18 — City of Laurinburg officials

19 — City of Laurinburg officials

20 — Town of East Laurinburg officials – 1 car

21 — Town of Gibson officials – 1 car

22 — Town of Wagram officials – 1 car

23 — Scotland County Board of Education – 1 car

24 — St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus – 1 homemade float

25 — St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus – 1 homemade float

26 — Spring Hill Middle School TSA – Homemade Float

27 — Rho Alph Omega Chapter of Alph Kappa Alpha Sorority – Cotillion Queen Andriene

28 — Rho Alph Omega Chapter of Alph Kappa Alpha Sorority – members of sorority

29 — Rho Alph Omega Chapter of Alph Kappa Alpha Sorority – members of sorority

30 — Scotland Motors

31 — Commercial Float – Christmas Stocking – Wooly McDuff’s/Comfort Inn/Wade S. Dunbar Insurance

32 — Greater Love Group – car with walking children “whole armour of God”

33 — Greater Love Group – car with walking children “whole armour of God”

34 — Sycamore Lane Elementary School truck with trailer /Step Team MUSIC

35 — WIDU Radio/TCP Hometown Hero Mildred Harrington – 1 car

36 — Maxton Motors 1929 Model A

37 — City of Laurinburg “Polar Express” homemade float (trailer bed)

38 — Carver Middle School Band 65 children MUSIC

39 — Spring Hill Middle School Band 65 children MUSIC

40 — Total Woman Out Reach Ministry – 1 car

41 — Karen Gibson School of Dance – Truck/Trailer/Dancers – MUSIC

42 — Smith Tax Service – Silverado Truck

43 — Smith Tax Service – Chevy Transverse Car

44 — Krazy Feet Dance Company – Cloggers – Truck w/Trailer – Dancers – MUSIC

45 — Krazy Feet Dance Company – Cloggers – car

46 — Scottish Pines Transport Van with Residents

47 — Laurel Hill First Baptist Church – car Golden Age King & Queen

48 — Laurel Hill First Baptist Church – car Queen and King

49 — Laurel Hill First Baptist Church – car Married Couple

50 — State Employees’ Credit Union – Homemade Float (truck w/trailer) w/Fat Cat – MUSIC

51 — Travis Baucum – two motorcycles

52 — Travis Baucum – two motorcycles

53 — Travis Baucum – two motorcycles

54 — Commercial Float – Choir of Angels – Captain Larry’s Seafood Restaurant w/Elvis – Music

55 — Brian H Rush Scholarship Fund – car

56 — SHS Cheerleaders float and MUSIC

57 — Carolina Hearts Home Care and Medical Equipment – commercial van

58 — Scotland County Bee Keepers – Truck w/Wagon Homemade Float

59 — HOT BOY aka Baby Ken one vehicle MUSIC

60 — Laurinburg Masonic Lodge – Lawn Tractor decorated pulling small decorated trailer-children

61 — Aaron’s Sales & Lease 1 transit with children

62 — Aaron’s Sales & Lease 1 box truck with children Music

63 — I Ellis Johnson School – Cub/BoyScouts Pack & Troop #428 – Truck with Trailer

64 — Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg Ambassador – car

65 — Toys for Tots – Homemade Float with Singers MUSIC

66 — Commercial Float – Kissing Penguins (Smithfield Hog Production Division – West Region

67 — Cub Scout Pack 444 – Truck/flat bed trailer with Scouts

68 — Girl Scout Troop 703 – Flatbed with MUSIC

69 — Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter/Delta Sigma Theta Youth – car

70 — Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter/Delta Sigma Theta Youth – car

71 — Scotland County Parks & Rec 2015 Cotton Bowl Queen – Madison Watts

72 — First United Methodist Church Cub Scout Troop #447 – Freight Liner w/Scouts & Collecting Can Food

73 — I Ellis Johnson Beta Club Officers Truck with Christmas – Music

74 — Changing Lanez Car Club – car w/walkers passing out candy

75 — Changing Lanez Car Club – car w/walkers passing out candy

76 — Changing Lanez Car Club – car w/walkers passing out candy

77 — Laurel Hill Fire Department – Homemade Float w/Mischievous Minions doing Christmast their way. MUSIC

78 — Alpha Alpha Phi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority car with walkers

79 — Commercial Float – Poinsettia Garden – African American Heritage Princeses/Spring Branch Baptist Cub Scouts

80 — Hoke County High School JROTC Color Guar and Marching element of 45

81 — Anointed House of God Church – car Pastor

82 — Anointed House of God Church – car Mother of the Year

83 — Anointed House of God church – car Baby of the Year

84 — Mt Scottish Lodge #188 – car

85 — Mt Scottish Lodge #188 – car

86 — Mt Scottish Lodge #188 – car

57 — South Robeson Band – MUSIC

88 — Cascades Tissue Group – truck pulling trailer with product

89 — Pizza Inn/KFC truck passing out coupons

90 — Pizza Inn/KFC truck passing out coupons

91 — Moe’s Chicken – car

92 — Norris Storage – Homemade Float

93 — Norris Storage – 1971 Roadrunner

94 — Scotland County NAACP – Mother of the Year

95 — Scotland County NAACP – Youth of the Year

96 — Bill Simms – Walking Horse

97 — Christopher Hunt – Wagon Pulled by 2 horses

98 — Pooper Scoopers

99 — Commercial Float – Christmas Wreath – Meritor

100 — National Guard Truck riding behind Meritor float

101 — National Guard Truck riding behind Meritor float

102 — Outback ATV/MX Park truck w/ trailer decorated MUSIC

103 — Outback ATV/MX Park ATV decorated

104 — Outback ATV/MX Park ATV decorated

105 — Miss Greater Sandhills/Greater Carolina

106 — Miss Greater Sandhills/Greater Carolina

107 — Miss Greater Sandhills/Greater Carolina

108 — Scotland County EMS

109 — Maxton Southeastern /Rural Fire Department – Pumper Truck

110 — Gibson Fire Department Fire Truck

111 — Laurinburg Fire Department Ladder Truck

112 — Fire Department – 1 or 2 trucks

113 — Wagram Fire Department – 1 or 2 trucks

114 — Spring Hill Fire Truck

115 — Spring Hill Fire Truck

116 — Spring Hill Fire Truck

117 — Laurel Hill Fire Department – fire truck

118 — Laurel Hill Fire Department – fire truck

119 — Jackson Diesel

120 — Jackson Diesel

121 — Jackson Diesel

122 — Jackson Diesel

123 — Commercial Float – Santa’s Arrival (Hasty Realty/Nic’s Pic Kwik)

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Abby Hackmann photo Kevin Lowery puts some final touches on the city of Laurinburg’s Polar Express float before the annual Christmas parade.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_23631.jpgAbby Hackmann photo Kevin Lowery puts some final touches on the city of Laurinburg’s Polar Express float before the annual Christmas parade.

Laurinburg city employees Lisa Howell, Harry Gale, Kevin Lowery, Angie Foster, and Heather Jackson assisted in making the float for Saturday’s event.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_23691.jpgLaurinburg city employees Lisa Howell, Harry Gale, Kevin Lowery, Angie Foster, and Heather Jackson assisted in making the float for Saturday’s event.
Event begins 2 p.m. Saturday

Staff report

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