Last updated: June 01. 2013 6:43AM - 834 Views
Jessica Pickens
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Ronald McDonald and his big red shoe car will be leading the Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade, which will start at 3 p.m. on Sunday.


It is the first time in 10 years that Ronald McDonald will be in the Christmas parade, said parade coordinator Vicki Roberts.


The parade will start at the Jonesville Public Library, go down Main Street to Winston Road, turn by Wilco then cross the Gwyn-McNeil bridge.


The parade will then turn right at Comb’s Butcher Shop, go to Yadkin Valley General Store then turn left on to East Main Street.


Roberts has helped coordinate the Christmas parade for 13 years.


“It’s a wonderful thing,” she said. “The week of the parade I’m floating around town.”


This year there will also be five high school bands in the parade including Starmount High School, East Wilkes High School, North Wilkes High School, Forbush High School and Elkin High School.


There are about 120 groups marching in the parade, Roberts said.


Also, this year classic car drivers are not being charged an entry fee. Usually 40 to 60 vintage cars ride in the parade, she said.


“We are asking that drivers of classic cars in the parade bring a canned good for Tri-C,” Roberts said.


The Elkin Christmas Parade will take place rain or shine.


The parade will end at Elkin High School.


For information, contact Vickie Roberts at 244-5662.


Other Holiday Events:


Thursday, Dec. 15


• 1o a.m. & 4 p.m. – The Polar Express, Rated G, will be shown at the EARLE Theatre. Free admission. For more information and to register, call Surry Arts Council at 336-786-7998.


• 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Aaron’s of Elkin will host a party with Santa. Coloring contest entries will be accepted and prizes awarded. Entry forms are available at Aaron’s of Elkin on CC Camp Road. There will be drawings for door prizes for the adults. Refreshments and fun for the whole family. No purchase necessary.


Saturday, Dec. 17


• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Aaron’s of Elkin will host Free Pictures with Santa. Refreshments will be served all day, the Aaron’s mascot Lucky Dog will be on hand, and the first 150 children will receive a Free Christmas Stocking from Santa! Kids pictures with Santa will be taken and available for download free of charge. No purchase is necessary for this event.


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