Participants lining up for this year’s Parade of Lights

NORWICH – The 18th annual Christmas to Remember Parade of Lights will once again usher in the holiday season with radiant flair and festive cheer. As a time-honored tradition, the Nov. 24th parade has delighted Chenango County’s denizens for generations.

“This is an event that our entire community should be proud of – it has brought happiness to our community year after year,” said Norwich Fire Chief Tracy Chawgo.

“Last year, everyone told me the parade was great, but I was so busy coordinating it I hardly got to see it!” said parade coordinator Mike McCormack of the Norwich Pennysaver. This will be McCormack’s second year coordinating the parade after The Evening Sun’s Linda Green stepped down as lead organizer in 2010.

When Green passed on her crown as Parade of Lights head honcho, she said, “For my 16 years coordinating the parade, I have seen the parade bring smiles to children of all ages.” Bring smiles and cheer to Chenangoites of all ages is still the paramount objective of the non-profit event, held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, designed to get people revved up for the holiday season.

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