OUR VIEW: Glad to see Christmas parade still on

Published 7:01 pm Monday, October 5, 2020

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We were happy to hear that the annual Christmas parade will continue on this year, despite being threatened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce announced last week that the parade will take place on Dec. 3 with a theme of Christmas to the Rescue.

The parade will honor first responders, healthcare professionals and medical providers in a fitting way to thank all of the people who have been challenged by the pandemic in 2020.

As you know, a lot of traditions have been canceled or changed this year due to COVID-19. The Christmas parade is a chance for our community to come together and celebrate the spirit of the holidays.

Obviously, social distancing will be important.

A lot of times parade watchers gather in close quarters around the square for the best view possible.

This year that just can’t happen, as people will have to take responsibility for their health and the health of those around us.

But all of that can be discussed later.

For now, it’s worth celebrating that the parade will still go in 2020 — a year where so many things have been taken away from us.

We appreciate everyone who will play a role in keeping the parade going this year.