The city of Millington Christmas Parade was held this afternoon along Navy Road and C Street. There were several participants from the area including Millington, Memphis and Tipton County. Millington Municipal Schools was well represented with students, faculty members, Millington Central High School NJROTC and Marching Band.
There was plenty of sounds, dancing and cheery faces wishing spectators “Merry Christmas.” Children attending the parade left with bags full of candy, treats and toys. But the Big Guy who will be bringing toys later this month arrived last with his wife. Santa and Mrs. Clause rode in a trolley with City of Millington employees who escorted him throughout the city during his brief stay. Santa was on his way to Munford to participate in its parade.
Look for the float winners in a future edition of The Millington Star. Trophies will be awarded for The Holly Award – the most festive equestrian group, The Jolly Award – the most spirited marching group, The Mistletoe Award – the finest float, The Sugarplum Award – the merriest school group, and The Joyous Award – the best marching band. For more information, call the Office of Arts, Recreation and Parks at 873-5770.
And also at the parade, the Millington Crisis Center was able to collect some toys for area children. The toy drive continues giving area residents a chance to give back to children of all ages. For more information, call 872-HELP.