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Greenville's Country Parade

By: Marise Estime
By: Marise Estime

For the past 18 years the small town of Greenville comes alive right before the Christmas holidays. Folks from all over the Big Bend area converge in the rural community to celebrate its Country Christmas Parade.

Vendors are busy setting up shop in Greenville, Florida for the town's annual parade. From funnel cakes to ceramic sculptures, the event has something for everyone.

June Griffin, who traveled from Waycross, GA, says, "Every year it changes. You have different exhibitors, and entertainment at the gazebo is just fantastic."

One of the most anticipated entertainments comes in the form of four legged mammals. Organizers are expecting some 60 to 100 Paso Fino horses to participate in this year's parade.

Bob Evans, a parade participant, says, "The Paso Fino in the Greenville parade were the first few and everybody loved them. The people in town would come into my office, [my] wife's store, would have these dancing horses in the parade this year."

These horses not only dance. If they like you, you too could get a kiss from "Teevo.” Aside from horses, jolly Saint Nick is scheduled to make an appearance, but in the meantime an inflatable replica is standing in for him.

The Greenville Country Christmas Parade begins Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.


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