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Christmas Marches Through Lilburn

Families gathered along Main Street for the annual Christmas parade and celebration

Lilburn celebrated Christmas early with its annual parade taking place on Dec. 1, 2012.

There were some 100 entries in the parade, including Cub Scouts packs, Girl Scouts troops, the Parkview High School band, the Gwinnett Braves, local businesses, schools, churches, Santa, the city's mayor, and more.

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Bryan Shepard, owner/operator of the Lilburn Chick-Fil-A, served as Grand Marshal. WSB's David Chandley emceed the event. The Lilburn Business Association (LBA) organized the parade.

As part of a grand finale, Santa's elf jumped into Lilburn City Park from a plane and to the delight of squeeling and clapping children.

Another part of the parade festivities this year was a canned food collection, and by the end of the day, LBA officials said that they collected about 4,000 cans for the Lilburn Co-op.

Last year, LBA donated just 300 cans.

Those groups that collected and donated the most cans this year will receive monetary awards. Those winners were:

  • Band Category: Parkview High marching band
  • Other School Affiliated Category: Meadowcreek theater department
  • Nonprofit Category: Mountain Park Athletic Association
marieantoinette December 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Looks like everyone had fun, wish we had gone.
Trish Gates December 02, 2012 at 02:12 PM
It was awesome family fun!
Rhonda Keyes December 02, 2012 at 03:22 PM
It was great fun. I took my 3 year old grandson. He said his favorite was "the marchers."
Richard Ferris December 02, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Joy, very nice coverage and beautiful photos! Well done! This a a GREAT family event! Thank you.
Joy L. Woodson December 03, 2012 at 06:25 AM
Thanks Mr. Ferris! That is truly appreciated coming from someone whose photos we absolutely love!
Joy Smalling December 03, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I believe there was more than one band in the parade. Could someone please post photos of the other bands??? Thanks.
Joy L. Woodson December 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Hey Joy. I didn't see any other bands besides Parkview. But, anyone else has photos, they can certainly upload them here!

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