12/08/05 — Tradition of joy: Annual Christmas parade enhances the season

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Tradition of joy: Annual Christmas parade enhances the season

There is a lot of work that goes into a parade.

Handling registrations, creating lineups and making sure everyone knows where to stand on parade day are just a few of the chores that members of the Goldsboro Jaycees have done to make sure Goldsboro residents have had a parade for 30 years.

This year’s parade was no exception.

The men and women who, under the direction of parade chairman Michael Casey, worked for months to make sure Santa could march through downtown Goldsboro deserve a big thank you for bringing so much joy to legions of little Wayne County children.

They are among good company. The Jaycees before them have made the holidays for the county’s children for generations.

And best of all, the Jaycees plan to continue giving.

The money they raised will go toward serving this community and the North Carolina Jaycees Burn Hospital.

And that is the right way to officially kick off the Christmas season.

Published in Editorials on December 8, 2005 10:46 AM