Photo Gallery: Harmony Christmas Parade
BY KARISSA MILLER
The Town of Harmony was aglow with the Christmas spirit Sunday afternoon as North Iredell High School’s marching band blasted out the songs of the season while residents gathered to watch children of all ages parade through the downtown area.
Throngs of people lined the streets hours ahead of the 2 p.m. start time, later waving a Merry Christmas to passing floats.
This year’s entries included a chicken that flew the coop, a big Grinch, rolling live Nativity scene, low-rider trucks and a Special Olympics float. There were also classic cars, horses, antique tractors, fire trucks, beauty queens, motorcycles and Santa Claus.
Iredell County Sherriff Darren Campbell walked the parade route with his family and they passed out candy to onlookers and milk bones for those with dogs.
NIHS JROTC students led the Christmas parade, followed by the 2017 Grand Marshall Lavone Gatton and Lori Underwood, who served in R.D. Gatton’s place due to illness.
The parade route began at Harmony Elementary and ended at Rosewood Assisted Living Home. Santa Claus, the most anticipated guest, signaled the end of the parade.
The parade was sponsored by the Town of Harmony.