GALLIPOLIS — This year’s Gallipolis Christmas Parade is set to be next Saturday’s main event.
The annual parade will start at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2, and will travel down Second Avenue of Gallipolis. While registration is closed at this time, nearly 100 participants have signed up to be a part of the parade. The theme for this year is “The Night Before Christmas” which was chosen by popular vote.
While participants have already been contacted about their arrangement directions, these local businesses, community organizations, and groups will be in the parade for those planning to attend:
Lining up along Spruce Street: VFW Post Honor Guard, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, MGM Detachment #1180 Marine Corps League, South Gallia HS & River Valley HS Bands, South Gallia Cheerleaders, River Valley HS & Jr HS Cheerleaders, GC Starz, PALS Chrysalis Health, Gallia Meigs Performing Arts, Gallia County Girl Scouts, Girl Scout Troop 9356, Boy Scouts, Boy Scout Troop 200, Riverside Cloggers/Batons, Gallipolis Neighborhood Watch, GA “Blue Devil” Marching Band, Gallipolis Twirling Angels, Gallia Academy Middle School Cheerleaders, Gallia Academy High School Cheerleaders, Addison Freewill Baptist Church, Silver Bridge Bruisers Roller Derby, and Bitanga’s Martial Art Center.
Lining up along Sycamore Street: Holzer Health System, R & T Need-A-Lift Transportation, Gallipolis Fire Department, Tonya Kincaid & Megan Wise, Aftershock 4H Club, Gallia County Fair Relocation Committee, Rosie McGuire, On the Go Transportation With Santa, Gallipolis City Police, and the parade marshal.
Lining up along Upper Second Avenue: Ohio Valley Christian School, First Baptist Church, Rent 2 Own, River of Life United Methodist Church, Guinther’s and Trippy’s, LOGOS First Church of God, Gallia Co. Board of DD/Guiding Hand, L Salon, Gallipolis City Commission, Gallipolis In Bloom, Jeremy DeWitt Insurance, Abbyshire Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, River City Leather, Arbor’s, Southern A’s Model A Club, Farmers Bank, Blue J’s Boutique, John Williams, Big Buck Country 101.5 FM, Norris Northup Dodge, Sharon Fisher, Jan Care, University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College, 2017 Miss Gallipolis In Lights-Alexis Wothe, Gallipolis In Lights, Mount’s Tree Service, Right Layne Driving School, GDC, Gallipolis Shrine Club, 93.1 The Wolf Radio, Jones-Ease Lawncare & More, Tudor’s, Stix & Stonz Logging, Skidmo, Love’s Travel Stop, 2017 River Rec Fest Queen & Court, 2017 Little Miss Gallia County-Hannah Houck, 2017 Little Mr. Gallia County-Raylan Shaffer, 2017 Miss Gallia County-Kaylee Lambert, 2017 Miss Gallia County 1st RU-Abby Wood, 2017 Miss GC 3rd RU-Ashleigh McGuire & Lil Mr RU-, 2017 Miss GC 4th RU-Brianna Sanders, 2017 Gallia County Livestock Jr. Queen 1st RU-Allivia Runyon, 2017 G C Livestock Sr Pr-Gabby McConnell & 1st RU-Alyssa Cremeans, 2017 Little Mr. Meigs Co.-Cade Newland, 2017 Pure Int’l Nat’l Miss-Addison Fisher, 2017 Pure Int’l Ultimate Nat’l Sweetheart-Brittany Sayre, 2017 Miss American Royalty Nat’l Supreme Ambass-Dayja Leach, 2017 Mrs. Ohio International-Heather Peaytt, 2017 Gallia County Tourism Ambassador-Whitney Clagg, 2017 Little Miss WV Cupcake Festival, Gallia County Sheriff’s Office, and Emancipation Committee.
Lining up at GDC: Graham’s Towing, Vinton Fire Department, Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department, District 2 Volunteer Fire Department, Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Department, Crown City Volunteer Fire Department, Gallipolis City Schools Transportation Dept., Gallipolis Elks Blue Devil A Team, Gallipolis Elks Blue Devil B Team & Cheerleaders, Gallipolis Elks Blue Devil C Team, Reds Truck Center and Reds Rollen Garage, and OVB Christmas Express.