Christmas parades have been scheduled for Logan, Man and Chapmanville.
The Town of Chapmanville will have their parade on Saturday, December 5, beginning at 4 p.m. Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. at East Chapmanville Grade School.
An added attraction will be the Pickin’ in the Park float with local band Coal Fired performing. Following the parade, Coal Fired will stay for a while near Chapmanville Regional High School to play Christmas music where visitors can share in hot chocolate and cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
“As all of you know our small town is full of heart and spirit and when it comes to Christmas and time with families we do not slack,” Miranda Hunter Robinette, event coordinator for the Town of Chapmanville, said. “Mayor Price and I would like to formally invite you and all of your family to join us this Saturday and spread some Christmas cheer at our annual Christmas Parade. Huddle House is bringing cookie and hot chocolate and our new business, Mug Shot Café, will be there with coffee and fudge!”
Also following the parade, Share the Warmth with Savannah’s Coat Drive will be giving away coats to the children at the parade. Anyone in need of a coat can stop by and get one. Coats will be given on a first come first serve basis.
“If you would like to donate a coat (any size) please bring it by,” Robinette said. “They are accepting any new or gently used winter coat and will be giving them away for most of December.”
If you would like to participate in the parade or want more information on the coat drive, contact Robinette at 304-784-6234.
Also on Saturday, the City of Logan will hold a Christmas “Polar Express” themed parade beginning at 6 p.m. Lineup will begin at 5 p.m. on Midelburg Island.
The City of Logan will award prizes to participants in several categories. The list includes:
• Best Group Entry
• Best Church Entry
• Best Themed Entry $100 Grand Prize
• Best Club Entry
• Best School Entry
• Best “Show” Entry (Majorettes, Bands, Cheerleaders, Singing)
• Best “themed” Downtown Logan Store window.
For more information on the joining the festivities, contact Missy Fortune, Parade Director, at 304-752-6606 or Logan City Hall at 304-752-4044.
The Town of Man will have a “Magic Celebration” Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 8. Line is at 5 p.m. at Man High School and parade will go to the Football field.
Groups, clubs, sports teams, cheerleaders, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, stores and churches are encouraged to participate. To participate, contact Terri Schoolcraft at 304-583-2200 or Lisa Chapman at 304-583-6743.
Martha Sparks is a news reporter and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks.