The New Concord Board of Trade celebrated the beginning of another holiday season with their annual Christmas Parade Monday, Nov. 27.
Retired Muskingum University Professor Jeff Harman served as the Parade’s announcer for the crowd gathered on Main Street in front of New Concord Village Hall.
Among all the entries, a few familiar faces such as Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler, New Concord Mayor Brett Essex, and Grand Marshal Roger Bates were featured during the night.
Groups of all ages came out to march including groups from the university such as Muskingum Cheerleaders, Muskingum Students with Hasseler, Muskie athletics, and sorority Chi Alpha Nu
East Muskingum School District was represented by the John Glenn High School Marching Band, the cheer and dance team, the football players, and East Muskingum Middle School Cheerleaders.
Businesses and organizations such as churches and Boy Scouts of America groups also supported the annual Board of Trade Parade by submitting entries.
Muskingum County Boy Scout Troop 510 marched down Main Street in Concord on Nov. 27 during the annual Christmas Parade.
The Wilds featured a Christmas safari on their truck during the annual New Concord Board of Trade Christmas Parade.
Sleigh spotting on Main Street with none other than Santa Clause during the New Concord Board of Trade Christmas Parade on Nov. 27.
Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler and a group of Muskingum University students rode down Main Street during the 2017 Board of Trade Christmas Parade.
The Polar Express riders during the New Concord Board of Trade Christmas Parade is Boy Scouts of America Club Scout Pack 550.
The New Concord Fire Department featured several of their fire trucks and fire fighters during the Board of Trade Christmas Parade.
The John Glenn High School Marching Band features lights and festive clothing during their performance in the Christmas Parade on Nov. 27.
New Concord Mayor Brett Essex throws out candy in front of Village Hall during the 2017 New Concord Board of Trade Christmas Parade.
The Muskingum University Cheerleaders showed their spirit by participating in the New Concord Board of Trade Christmas Parade on Monday Nov. 27.
The John and Annie Glenn Historic Site featured an astronaut depicting late senator John H. Glenn.
Retired Muskingum University Professor Dr. Jeff Harman announcing the annual New Concord Board of Trade Christmas Parade.
Muskingum University Sorority Chi Alpha Nu riding in the bed of a truck on Nov. 27.
New Concord will ring in the holiday season with the annual New Concord Christmas Parade on Monday, Nov. 27.
The event kicks-off at 6 p.m. with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at New Concord Elementary. The Christmas parade will follow beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street.
WMCO 90.7 FM will present live coverage of the events beginning at 6 p.m.
New Concord Fire Chief Brent Gates (left) and Dr. Jeff Harman (right) look on during the 2016 New Concord Christmas Parade.
WMCO DJs Brie Rhoades, Manda Gaeckle, Logan Weaver, and Brice Lillibridge will broadcast the events live on WMCO 90.7 FM.
The event allows the New Concord community to get into the holiday spirit leading into the month of December.
The Wilds floats from New Concord’s 2016 Christmas Parade
Past parade participants include the New Concord Police Department, John Glenn High School Marching Band, New Concord Fire Department, Copper Horse Crusade, Boy Scout Troop 550, and area businesses.
To view the 2016 Christmas parade, visit Orbit Media’s
YouTube channel, OrbitMediaTV.