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Greenville Christmas Parade

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It's time for a Christmas parade in downtown Greenville.

The annual Greenville Christmas Parade, with the theme of "A Storybook Christmas," will take place starting at 7 p.m. tonight. Pre-parade music, starting at 6 p.m. will be offered by the Phoenix Charter School on the north steps of the Hunt County Courthouse. The Grand Marshal for the parade will be 2011 Greenville Worthy Citizen Al Swanson.

Dozens of vehicles, marching bands, floats and equestrian entries will begin the parade at the corner of Bois D'Arc and Lee Streets; then travel west on Lee Street; south on Wright Street; east on Washington Street and finish at Stonewall Street, turning south to exit downtown. One float in the parade is being dedicated to assisting the less fortunate in the community have a better Christmas. The Hunt County Gives program is also hoping to "Fill The Float" during the parade. Those attending the parade are being asked to bring a bag of canned goods. Volunteers will collect the bags from the crowd and place it on the Hunt County Gives Float as it proceeds through the parade. Santa Claus is scheduled to conclude the parade, and will be showing off a brand new and elaborate float.

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