Troutman kicks off holiday season with multiple activities this week

Posted at 11:52 AM on Nov 27, 2018

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BY DEBBIE PAGE
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A Santa breakfast, a holiday craft fair, a Christmas parade, a 5K run, a tree-lighting ceremony and caroling are on tap in Troutman during the first week of December to get community members into the holiday spirit.

ROTARY SANTA BREAKFAST

On Saturday, December 1, several events will appeal to residents of all ages. The Troutman Rotary Club’s Pancake Breakfast with Santa is from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Troutman Elementary School. The breakfast features all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs, as well as a visit with Santa.

Tickets are $8 each, with $5 tickets for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under eat free. Proceeds will benefit South Yadkin Baptist Association’s “Toy Store for Jesus” and other children in the community.

Boxes will also be available for collection of non-perishable foods and toys to assist families in need.

Special holiday music will be provided by South Iredell High School and Troutman Middle School students.

CHRISTMAS PARADE

The Troutman Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m. Over 700 people in 127 entries will provide holiday spectacle for attendees.

The parade, hosted by the Town of Troutman, will leave from the Career Academy & Technical School (CATS) at 350 Old Murdock Road and travel southwest to North Eastway Drive and then down Eastway Drive to Troutman Baptist Church.

Beauty queens, local dignitaries, show cars, dancers, police and fire vehicles, and holiday-themed floats are among the entrants.

Entrants must be in line at the staging area located at the Career Academy & Technical School (CATS) at the Auto Tech entrance at 258 Murdock Road, no later than 10 a.m. the morning of the event, with the parade starting at 11 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Hoover at the Town of Troutman at 704-528-7600 or email ahoover@troutmannc.gov.

JINGLE BELL RUN

The 5K Jingle Run/Walk is set for Sunday, December 2, on the Town of Troutman greenway near the Barium Springs YMCA. The free event begins at 3 p.m. and is suited for all ages and ability levels.

Participants are encouraged most festive holiday gear to get into the holiday spirit.

Please consider donating a gently used coat or personal care item for the Children's Hope Alliance, formerly known as Barium Springs Home for Children.

Register for the race online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TroutmanJingle  You can also register at Troutman Town Hall.

For more information, contact Emily Watson at ewatson@troutmannc.gov or at 704-528-7600.

SOUTH IREDELL CRAFT FAIR

For great gifts and holiday decorations, residents can also stop by the annual holiday bazaar at South Iredell High School on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event benefits the Junior/Senior Prom fund at SIHS.

Organizer Cheryl Harmon said the free event will be in the auxiliary gym. Along with handmade crafts, decorations, woodwork, jewelry, scarfs, baked goods, essential oils, several commercial vendors, such as Thirty-One, Mary Kay, and Pampered Chef, will be displaying their wares.

Admission is free.

TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY

Troutman’s annual tree-lighting ceremony will be on Thursday, December 6, at 6 p.m. at ESC Park (338 North Avenue). The town invites community members to join the festivities, including holiday carols and special music for local school groups, hot chocolate & cookies, and a visit from Santa Claus.

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