Kindling Christmas spirit

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Parade, tree lighting highlight multiple holiday events

By Shannon Brock

The City of Lawrenceburg is providing several chances to get citizens in the holiday spirit this weekend.

The city’s Remembrance Ceremony, complete with tree lighting and Christmas carols, is set for Friday at 6 p.m.
The ceremony will start at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center with a remembrance roll call of names of loved ones who have passed away, said City Clerk Robbie Hume.
The city will accept names for the roll call through Friday, he said. Add a loved one to the list by calling city hall at 502-839-5372.
Friday night’s event will also feature performances by the Anderson County High School choir, the all-district elementary school choir, and BCB and Company.
The ceremony will move outside to the Lawrenceburg Green for the lighting of the city tree, Hume said.
The city’s Christmas Parade, themed “Toyland Christmas” this year, is set for noon on Saturday, Dec. 4.
It’s not too late to enter a float in the parade, Hume said.
Entries will be accepted through Saturday morning, he said.
Spots in this year’s parade will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with lineup beginning at 9 a.m. at the city park near the American Legion.
Entrants in the float and novelty categories must be lined up by 11 a.m. to be judged.
Floats and novelty are the only two categories. There is no category for classic cars, Hume said.
Any entry — except cars — that is not a full-size float will be considered in the novelty category, he said. This includes anything from bands to wagons.
Streets will be closed as the parade progresses, Hume said. With that in mind, Broadway will close first, and Main Street will close when the parade approaches, which may not be until 12:15 p.m. or so.
The parade will end at Mustang Drive across the street from the Early Childhood Center.
This year’s grand marshal will be the Anderson County Middle School archery team, which won the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament for the second consecutive year.

E-mail Shannon Brock at sbrock@theandersonnews.com.


Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 4 at noon (lineup begins at 9 a.m. at the city park)
Where: The parade will begin at the city park near the American Legion. Floats will travel east on Broadway, then north onto Main Street. The parade will end at Mustang Drive across the street from the Early Childhood Center.

Remembrance Ceremony
When: Friday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Ceremony will begin inside the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center and move outside to the Lawrenceburg Green

Lawrenceburg Toy Run set for Sunday
Wash’s Cycle is sponsoring its 11th annual Lawrenceburg Toy Run to benefit local underprivileged children on Sunday, Dec. 5 from noon to 2 p.m.
The run will leave Walmart at 2 p.m.
“Come donate a new toy to make a child smile,” organizers said in a news release.
For more information, call Wash’s Cycle at 502-839-3142.

Have ‘Lunch with Santa’ on Dec. 12
The American Legion Auxiliary, Anderson Unit 34 is sponsoring “Lunch with Santa” on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.
Free refreshments will be served, and Santa will be available for pictures.
For more information, call 502-680-1268 or 502-600-1480.

‘Christmas in Mackville’ set for Dec. 11
Christmas in Mackville will be at the Mackville Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 11. A country ham dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with entertainment beginning at 7:30.
This year, Natalie Berry and the Dingles Band will perform a variety of songs with an emphasis on Christmas music. Berry was the star of the Patsy Cline Show at the Ragged Edge Theatre.
Admission is $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Groups of 15 or more are $13 per ticket in advance. Tickets for children ages 10 and under are $7.
Tickets are available at Cousins Restaurant, R.M. McGinnis Real Estate and Whitaker Bank in Harrodsburg; BB&T, US Bank and Springfield State Bank in Springfield; and Springfield State Bank branches in Willisburg and Mackville.
Proceeds will benefit the Mackville Community Center.