By Brandon Martin
The spirit of Christmas was alive in Uptown Martinsville on Dec. 15. The parade, sponsored by Ameristaff, was themed “The Magic of Christmas” this year.
“The weather was fantastic. We were rained out in November but we picked the perfect time, perfect day and this is probably one of the smoothest parades that we have ever put together,” said Charles Roark, coordinator for the parade.
Hundreds of people gathered as plenty of bands, vintage vehicles, dancers and holiday-themed characters pranced down Church, Main and Broad streets.
Check out the winner “Pirates of the Piedmont,” the runner-up “Clarence’s Steakhouse,” and other highlights from the parade.