Photo: Christmas (parade) in July

Photo by Dennis Brack
Photo by Dennis Brack

The town of Washington Christmas Parade committee clearly is hard at work, already planning for this year’s festivities, as committee members Thom Pellikaan, Mary Ann Kuhn, Kim Nelson, Bernie Olson, Judy DeSarno, Mayor John Fox Sullivan and wife Beverly and Wynn Ludwig met at DeSarno’s home on Harris Hollow Road Monday evening (July 7).

Scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7, the parade will kick off at 1 p.m., with an artisans’ market and other activities starting earlier in the day (if the weather cooperates, unlike last year). The theme: Christmas is a time of giving, reliving memories and creating new ones. This newspaper’s Citizen(s) of the Year will lead the procession.

The parade committee is seeking local businesses to sponsor the event, which will benefit the Food Pantry. Inaugural sponsors are Artifacts on Main, Rappahannock Real Estate Resources, Tula’s off Main, the Rappahannock News and a donor who prefers to remain anonymous. For more information, contact Judy DeSarno at judydesarno@gmail.com or 540-675-9913.

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