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Morgans Will Lead Parade

James and Ethel Morgan have been selected as the grand marshals of the Water Valley Christmas parade. They are members of Bayson Chapel Church and Zion Grove Church. Both James Morgan and Ethel Morgan taught for many years in the Water Valley School District until their retirement. They remain active in clubs and organizations and have helped many people in the community as active ambassadors of the community. 

“For their many years of service, love and dedication to Yalobusha County, Water Valley and surrounding areas, the Tri-Lakes Fairground Association is proud to honor James and Ethel Morgan as the grand marshals of the parade,” reported parade chairman J.C. Womble. 

Starting at 1 p.m., the couple will lead the annual parade down Main Street. Womble reported that most of the parade entries are returning from last year along with several newcomers. There are several floats that are already registered to be in the parade. The latest news update, Santa  Claus and Mrs. Claus will be flying in from the North Pole in time for the pre-parade activities before they join the parade. Santa will be available from 10:30 to 12:30 on the bandstand town to have his picture made with all of the young children and is looking forward to this year’s event. Pictures of Santa Claus with each child will be made by Defining Moments Photography by Leigh Rounsaville.

The Tri-Lakes Fairground Association will have a concession stand next to the bandstand selling hamburgers and cold drinks. Stop by before or after the parade and enjoy one of their famous grilled hamburgers cooked by their master chef Michael Scroggins.

The parade will be recorded and broadcasted from the Downtown Bandstand and will be aired at a later date on WO7BN-TV of Bruce. Broadcasting will be done by Master of Ceremony Bobby Murphree. Recording the parade will be Morgan and Morgan from WO7BN-TV.

If you have not already entered the Christmas Parade line-up but wish to have an entry in the parade contact Womble at 473-3190 or email jcwomble53@ 

“We appreciate everyone who takes part in the Christmas Parade. It’s never too late to enter and there’s NO entry fee,” Womble reported.

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