New Boston sets parade for Dec. 2


Crowds come out and enjoy the fun each year for the annual New Boston Christmas parade.

The Village of New Boston will be bringing in the Christmas season with their annual Christmas event beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

New Boston Village Administrator Steve Hamilton explained that the day begins with Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. at the New Boston Community Center. The breakfast is free the community, and there will be time for the kids to meet with Santa.

Then, later Saturday evening the New Boston Christmas parade will conclude the festivities. This year’s grand marshall will be shared among lifelong resident and business owner Gary Blackburn and his son Nathan.

“The Blackburn family has invested in the New Boston community for generations and they represent the great American Dream of owning and successfully operating a family business,” New Boston Councilman Mike Payton announced last week. “The Blackburn family’s charitable contributions to local youth programs has made it possible for countless New Boston children to participate in little league, soccer, basketball and other activities. Thank you Gary and Nathan for being our Grand Marshalls this year and thank you for investing in our community!”

The parade begins at 5 p.m. Participation is free. Line-up for the parade will begin at 4:40 p.m. at the Tractor Supply parking lot.

Hamilton explained that anyone interested in participating in the parade can pick up a registration form from the New Boston Mayor’s Office, located at 3980 Rhodes Ave. in New Boston.

Reach Nikki Blankenship at 740-353-3101 ext. 1931