Rallying call goes out to make Christmas parade ‘the best ever’

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HAWICK Community Council has issued a rallying call for Teries to ensure the Christmas parade is bigger and better than ever, after last year’s event fell victim to wintry weather.

Heavy snow forced organisers to cancel the annual festive cavalcade and lighting up of the Christmas tree lights last December, but this year an early plea has been made for townsfolk to help make it one to remember.

Community councillor Lorraine Wilson said: “We had to cancel last year, so this year let’s give Santa and his sleigh an extra big push and make it the best parade ever.” Mrs Wilson also stressed that the parade is open to any local groups ranging from work, schools, Boys’ Brigade, Brownies, Guides, Scouts, bands, or any individual musicians or groups, as well as marching groups, fancy dress and ever-popular floats.

The parade will take place on Saturday, December 4, forming in Duke Street at 3.30pm and should end at around 4.45pm after the presentation to the winners. Posters will soon be in place around the town.

More information from Kevin Ferguson on 374749.