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Christmas parades, events fill weekend calendar in Houston, Peach

Saturday will be a day full of street closures in Houston and Peach counties as Centerville, Byron, Fort Valley, Perry and Warner Robins each hold Christmas parades at varying times.

The Warner Robins Christmas Parade, titled “A Star-Spangled Parade,” will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Houston Road and Watson Boulevard. The parade will travel down Watson Boulevard to Myrtle Street, ending at Warner Robins City Hall.

The grand marshal for the parade will be Jarod Cotton, a singer from Middle Georgia.

Next on the list is Byron, which will hold its parade at 1 p.m.

Byron’s route begins at White Road and Linda Drive. It will travel down White Road and turn left onto Ga. 49, traveling over the Ga. 42 bridge onto Moseley Road and up Main Street to Byron Elementary School. Call 478-956-2409 for more details. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three floats.

The Perry parade, hosted by the Houston County Jaycees, starts at 4 p.m. Its route will go from 1401-1467 Washington Street, down Main Street and onto Courtney Hodges Boulevard, ending at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.

The Fort Valley parade will start at 5 p.m. The parade will begin at Blue Bird and continue to Camellia Boulevard, go left on Main Street and end at Festival Park on Railroad Street.

Centerville will host its fifth annual lighted Christmas Parade at 7 p.m.

The theme for this year’s event is “Christmas Through a Child’s Eyes.” The parade will start at Thomson Middle School and head down Houston Lake Road to the Houston County Galleria mall at the corner of Watson Boulevard and Houston Lake Road.

The following day, Christmas in the Park makes its second stop at Springhill School House, 800 Main Street, Perry. The event will feature more than a dozen doll houses from the early 1900s to present.

The free event is 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit www.perryhistoricalsociety.org or call 478-224-4442.

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