Richmond Hill's Christmas Parade returned in triumphant fashion Saturday morning, attracting what appeared to be more than a thousand spectators basking in sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures.
More than 100 entries, featuring school and military marching bands, public safety vehicles, businesses, charitable organizations and places of worship, rode and walked the route, waving and tossing generous portions of candy to children and families alike.
The event, themed “Silver Bells: It’s Christmas Time in the City,” was led by this year’s parade marshal, Sarah Robinson, who turns 100 this week. Robinson is a WWII veteran who met her husband, Robbie, at Fort Stewart. They settled in Richmond Hill in 1966, quickly becoming an important part of the community.
The parade, which lasted nearly two hours, began on Linwood Avenue, making its way along Cherry Street to Ford Avenue. It was canceled last year due to COVID-19 but is now in its 25th year.
Parade winners, announced by the city of Richmond Hill are: (in winning order)
RHMS Kit Car #78
Hupman Real Estate
Outdoor Living Room
Cub Scout Pack 486
Ft. McAllister Fishing Club
New Beginnings Church
Best Use of Theme
Coastal Gone Crazy
Best High School Band
Richmond Hill High School
Jenkins High School
Groves High School
Bryan County Family Connections
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Watch a three-minute VIDEO of the parade below: