Local Christmas parades seeking participants

BLADENBORO — It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, and area organizations are gearing up for local parades.

The Bladenboro Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 3. Anyone interested in participating in the parade may call Amanda Sykes at 910-874-2627.

The Elizabethtown parade, sponsored by the Elizabethtown/White Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Elizabethtown, will take place Sunday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. Groups or individuals interested in participating may reserve a professionally decorated float, including a drive, for $350. Non-profits and elected officials may enter free of charge; all other entries are $25. Applications are available at the Chamber office, located in downtown Elizabethtown.