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KM Christmas parade
starts Saturday at 3
The annual "Home for Christmas" 100-plus unit Kings
Mountain Christmas parade will step off at 3 p.m. Saturday
in downtown Kings Mountain.
The holiday parade will form on East Gold Street near.
Mountain Rest Cemetery, proceed down S. Battleground av-
enue, turn right up Main Street and right at the overhead
bridge on King Street (74) and disband on East King Street
in the vicinity of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Parade-watchers can enjoy the sights and sounds of
Christmas - pretty girls, floats, the jolly ole man, Santa, from
the North Pole, high stepping bands, and a plus for the kids
who line the parade route plows of candy pitched from cars,
$ trucks, and floats.
Registration applications are still available online at
www.cityofkm.com or at City Hall. New this year is judging
of entries and awards to the best corporate, small business,
service group, church, and the most artistic and best overall :
Jolly Ole’ Saint Nick waves to the crowd in a recent parade.
Will you be there with ‘bells’ on?
See KINGS MOUNTAIN, 6A
Jingle Bell Rockin' Run starts Saturday morning
Close to 300 participants have
signed up for Saturday morning's 11th
annual Jingle Bell Rockin' Run to raise
money for the Y's We Build People
This year's event, featuring a 2-mile
race and a 600-meter fun run for kids,
and a 5K and 10K walk/run for all ages,
will kick off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec.
3rd, hours before the city's annual
Christmas Parade downtown. The race
will start at the corner of Gold St. and
Runners in the SK will race down
Gold Street, turning left on Crescent
Hill Road, right on Hawthorne Road,
left on Marion Street, left on Meadow-
brook Road, right on Joyce Street, right
on Hillside Drive, left on Marioh Street
/ S. Sims Street, and a final left on Gold
Street, racing down past Silver Street
before turning around to complete a run
Saturday, Dec. 3rd,
corner of Gold St. and
Costume contest will
be held before the
race. Best costumed
child and adult will win
5K / 10K races start
at 9 a.m.
600-meter fun run
and two-mile kid's run
will start after the 5K /
10K races start.
+ Event will feature live .
music from "Southern
ing at the gazebo in
Contests of cornhole
games will also be of-
fered at the event.
- Special guests
include "Santa Claus".
- Registration will be
available at the event,
before race begins.
Makin’ a difference
Robert Bolin fills one of two shopping carts full of cans he col-
lected at his restaurant, 238 Cherokee St. Tavern, for delivery to
the Crisis Ministry last Wednesday. With the help of Dance Re-
flections, which donated 100 cans, and the community, Bolin
said they collected over 300 pounds of food for the Ministry.
to the finish line on Gold Street. Run-
ners in the 10K will repeat the 5K
course with an additional sprint down
Phifer Road before turning and heading
back to the finish line. All 5K and 10K
runners will receive a hoodie.
As of Monday, 79 Kings Mountain
contestants ranging from age 11 to 69
were scheduled to compete. Two run-
ners from as far away as Lexington,
Kent., had also signed up to run.
"A group from the Cleveland
County Girls On the Run program will
be participating in their first-ever SK
race (at Saturday's Rockin' Run)," said
YMCA's Candace Hyde, an organizer
for the event.
More participants have signed up for
the Jingle Bell Rockin' Run so far than
last year at this time, Hyde noted.
Members of First Baptist Church,
local Boy Scouts and city personnel
will be helping along the race route.
Before the race kicks off at 9, a cos-
tume contest will begin after 8:30 a.m.
During the race, Southern Experience
will rock the stage with tunes. Precision
Timing Systems will calculate and
record the results. This year's event will
also feature a visit from Santa, a corn-
hole tournament, free childcare for par-
ticipants and a pre-race Vendor Fair
during packet pick-up.
See ROCKIN RUN, 6A
Grover parade steps
off Saturday at noon
GROVER - Santa Claus is coming to town in the Grover
Area Woman's Club. sponsored Christmas parade at high
Thirty-three units will be high stepping downtown to the
lively sounds of Christmas music, flashing lights and sirens -
and plenty of candy pitched to children lined up along the
Grover Fire Department volunteers will line up parade
participants at the Spring Acres entrance to the town and the
parade will proceed down Main Street to Cherry Street, Mul-
berry Street and down Cleveland avenue, disbanding near
Linden Street behind First Baptist Church.
"We invite everyone to come out and celebrate the holi-
days," said Anna Grace Hughes, co-chairman with council-
woman Jackie Bennett for the event.
Rev. Eddie Lockhart, popular minister and longtime em-
ployee at Grover School who is also-a school crossing guard
for Cleveland County Schools, is parade marshal for the
See GROVER, 6A
#8 Cash for Christmas §
‘earn big bucks
"We want to keep Christmas shoppers downtown
and keep them shopping," said Suzanne Amos, presi- j
dent of Mountaineer Partnership, the lead agency in
"Cash for Christmas," an incentive underway to en-
courage shopping at home.
~The contest for the big prize money ends Thursday,
Dec. 1 and a drawing will be held at 11:30 a. m. on Sat-
~ urday at Patriot's Park.
It's simple. Spend $50 at three Tottiaget in down:
town Kings Mountain, turn in your entry card at the
last place you shop, and you could win up to $15001 in
~ cash plus gift certificates.
‘The promotion is a partnership of Mountaineer
_ Partnership, The Kings Mountain Herald and the
Printin' Press. Eleven downtown businesses are pro-
viding the cash prizes. They include: Amos Agency, 1
Life Nutrition, Darrell Keller CPA, Hometown Hard-
ware, Battleground Steakhouse, Suzy B's, Body Junc-
tion, Bridges Hardware, 238 Cherokee Street Tavern, .
Scissor Smith & Company Salon, ‘and Warlick and
Hamrick Insurance. |
"We are seeing lots of cards filled up and Shoppers
are finding that downtown shops have lots to offer,"
said Amos, adding, "We are excited because the beauty.
of this promotion is that every single merchant i inthe
‘downtown area can participate."
Tree] is lit. Christmas time is here.
Christmas is everywhere.
The traditional tree-lighting
last Tuesday night in front of
Jacob S: Mauney Memorial
Library set the stage for the
community's celebration of
- the season.
"What is Christmas
about?" asked Mayor Rick
Murphrey as he welcomed
hundreds of people who
stood and sat on the curbs of
the closed Piedmont Avenue
street facing a huge platform
erected near the tree which
‘was lighted prior to Santa's
arrival on a Kings Mountain
See TRADITION, 6A
Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey welcomes the crowd at the city-sponsored annual
Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in front of Mauney Memorial Library Dec. 22.
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