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Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade won’t be held this year

Oct. 15. The 76th  Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade for this year has been postponed until 2021, organizers say. 

The Mooresville Christmas Parade organizers notified the town on Monday, October 12, of the plan, said Kim Sellers, public information officer for Mooresville.

The parade, traditionally held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, features fantastic floats, marching bands, dance and tumbling troupes,  vintage and modern modes of transport.

“After talking with other cities that have decided to postpone and others that have gone virtual, I think it is in our best interest to postpone the parade till 2021,” said Ryan Pegarsch, who heads the parade organizing effort.

“I do not see any advantage to the virtual parade and I do not and this committee does not have the time or manpower or expertise to do a virtual parade,” Pegarsch told the town in his email.

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One Response to “Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade won’t be held this year”

  1. This is very sad news!
    With the parade being outdoors and people having the option to decide whether or not they would feel safe attending it doesn’t really make sense! Of course the vulnerable would choose not to attend (but could still enjoy watching it on our local station)
    This is just another step backwards in any effort of returning to normal life!
    Perhaps a survey could have been sent out to see how many people would have attended?
    I can’t help but wonder if there’d be the same decision made for a “peaceful” protest? It’s difficult to understand how when we all desperately need some holiday joy (and a return to 75 years of small town tradition) it can so readily be dismissed because of unrelenting fear and what other towns are doing?

    Posted by Marie Severance | October 16, 2020, 2:01 pm

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