CALHOUN CITY, Miss. (WTVA) — The pandemic may be causing cities to cancel Christmas parades because of coronavirus, but Calhoun City leaders announced the city will still have its parade this year.
Calhoun City Chamber of Commerce President Laura Edwards said despite coronavirus challenges, the city is depending on people to be smart about the public gathering.
“Stay with the people you come with, and social distance, wear a mask, but the parade will go on the same route, same everything as normal,” Edwards said.
Edwards explained the parade will be on a different date as well. Instead of having it on the first Saturday in December, the city moved it to December 12Th. The Mississippi High School Activities Association Football Championships will be played on the 5th. The city left the date open because they expect the Calhoun City Wildcats to play for a championship.
On the night of the parade, people can expect to go where they normally would to watch.
The Chamber President said the parade goes around part of the Square, and continues on to other roads before looping around back onto the Square. The parade begins and ends on West Russell Avenue.
She said the parade’s not just for Calhoun City, but for everyone.
“It lets us know that it’s all going to be ok. God’s in control. He’s got us.”
The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th at 7:00 PM.