Santa Claus is coming to town and he will be here sooner than you think.
In just five weeks, on Dec. 5, Santa will usher in the Christmas season in Cartersville during the annual Cartersville-Bartow County Exchange Club Christmas Parade, according to a press release. Members of the Exchange Club are already as busy as Elves planning the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Tabernacle Baptist Church and will wind its way through the streets of Cartersville.
The parade is the largest in northwest Georgia with more than 100 floats entered annually. It is lead by members of the club in the “Bucket Brigade," who collect donations from the crowd, and winds down with a special appearance from Santa.
Moneys raised from entry fees and the Bucket Brigade go directly to two children-related charities in Bartow County. The Exchange Club last year donated more than $4,000 each to Advocates for Bartow's Children and the Boys & Girls Club.
Entry applications and more information are available at the Exchange Club's website, www.cartersvilleexchange.com, or by calling 770-608-7009.
Cartersville-Bartow County Exchange Club
The Cartersville-Bartow County Exchange Club’s mission is to
create greater public awareness of the seriousness of child abuse and what can
be done to prevent it by partnering with like-minded organizations and to make
our community a better place to live. It meets every Thursday at noon at Stonewall Manor and welcomes visitors interested in joining.
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