Annual Holiday Parade; Local Children’s Author; Cocoa & Cider

By Brian Alluisi Posted December 7, 2013 at 6:32 am

CHAPEL HILL – Today at 10:00 a.m. the annual Holiday Parade, presented by the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce will take place.

The parade will feature horses, bands, fire engines, antique cars, gymnasts, cheerleaders, and a special visit from a bearded man in a red coat.

The parade will travel south on Churton Street from Corbin Street to Margaret Lane.  At 9:45 a.m. the police will close down Churton Street between U.S. 70/N.C 86 North and U.S. 70-A until 15-20 minutes after the parade.  For parking you can go to the Eno Rive Parking Deck on King Street or in other lots, but there will be limited on-street parking.

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Today at 2:00 p.m. the Friends of the Orange County Public Library invite the public to an entertaining talk with local children’s author John Claude Bemis.

A 2013 Piedmont Laureate, Bemis will talk at the Orange Public Library located on Margaret Lane in Hillsborough.

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Today before the parade begins enjoy cider, cocoa, children’s activities and crafts at the house museum’s lawn around 10:00 a.m.

Courtesy of the Burwell School Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church, you can set up your lawn chairs and blankets to view the parade.  Following the parade, a concert will be held on the museum’s front porch, featuring holiday music by the Ebenezer Baptist Church choir.  Admission is free for both the parade and the holiday concert.

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