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Christmas Parade Takes Over Main Street

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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.

Listen to New Concord’s Christmas Parade on WMCO

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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.
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
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.