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Children ages 12 and under, can sign up for a chance to be the junior grand marshal. One name will be drawn, and that child will ride with Santa Claus in the Christmas Parade. Children and adults can dress up as a Christmas tree, snowman or penguin and take photographs. Cos- tumes will be provided. Simply take photographs and post those them on the chamber Facebook page. New this year is a mini Christ- mas market or shop with downtown merchants, who will be open that evening. Enjoy free refreshments that will be provided by businesses and civic groups. Friends of the Parks Pickle Train will providing rides, and a hayride will be provided by the Boy Scouts. Those attending will be able to complete a scavenger hunt in down- town Mount Olive for a chance to win prizes. They also can vote for their favorite downtown business that has the best Christmas decora- tions. In addition to the chamber's Christmas activities, the University of Mount Olive will have host a Christmas by Candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall on Wooten Street. For more information or advance tickets, contact Melba Ingram at For more information about the Mount Olive Christmas activities, contact Beck at 919-658-3113 or via email at president@mounto- Mount Olive Breazeale Avenue, turn left (east) on College Street and right (south) on Center Street. The parade route will end at the parking lot behind the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and where the historic Mount Olive Depot is located. The parking lot can be accessed from John Street or Main Street. The parade, sponsored by the chamber, will step off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. It will begin with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office's Honor Guard and end with Santa Claus. To get to the parade line-up location, take U.S. 117 Alternate North past McDonald's, turn right onto Northeast Church Road, right onto Old Mount Olive Highway and then right onto Talton Avenue. Talton Avenue will be a one-way street from 9 to 11 a.m. for safety reasons, and partici- pants must enter Talton Avenue off of the Old Mount Olive Highway. Bands will line up on the road behind Advanced Auto/Popes. Commercials floats and the Shriners Sudan Mini-Rigs will line up at the east end of Roses' parking near Roses. All others participants should follow the above- mentioned directions to get to the parade line-up. For the fourth consecutive year, the cham- ber will allow Mount Olive citizens to nominate a grand marshal for the annual Christmas parade. A committee, comprised of chamber board members and Mount Olive citizens will select the grand marshal, based on the nominations. Nominees should be a person or group that: • Volunteers and gives back to our commu- nity. • Deserves credit for good deeds complet- ed but doesn't always receive recognition. • Is an inspiration toward making our com- munity a better place to live, work and play. • Resides in Mount Olive or the surrounding area. Ten people will have an opportunity to ride in the Pickle Train during the parade. Anyone interested in riding in the Pickle Train should contact Tony Martin, president of Friends of the Parks, at 919-273-1057. Friends of the Parks will charge $10 per person to ride in the parade, maximum of 10 people on a first-come, first-served basis. The proceeds will be used for projects at Nelson Street and Westbrook parks. Prior to the parade, the Chamber will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries. Santa Claus will make an appearance at the pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. For $6, a person will receive three pancakes, two pieces of sausage, two pieces of bacon and a drink. Orders can be placed by calling 919-738-0211. Pancake orders can be delivered to the parade line-up or people can purchase ham and sausage bis- cuits, doughnuts and orange juice from mem- bers of the Mount Olive Christmas Parade committee, who will be roaming the parade line-up on a golf cart. Downtown 310 N. Berkeley Blvd. • 778-2211 To start your gift subscription, clip this convenient coupon and mail along with your check for $40.50 to the Goldsboro News-Argus at P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, N.C. 27532 or call our circulation department at 739-7809. The Goldsboro News-Argus will provide a gift card for you to give on Christmas morning. 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