Construction won’t affect parade
CENTREVILLE — The 2018 Centreville Christmas Parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
This year’s theme will be “The Greatest Gift of All.” Still one of the area’s largest holiday parades, a maximum of 90 entries will be permitted again this year.
Although the town of Centreville will be upgrading its infrastructure on Commerce Street at the time of the parade, town officials said the contractor will ensure Commerce Street is in a passable state. The parade will not be affected and will take place as scheduled.
The parade committee announced their intent this year to make this parade float oriented, and trophies will be awarded to floats only. Although walking groups are permitted to participate, to help with the supervision and safety of the parade, the committee has encouraged no walking groups with the exception of marching bands. The deadline to register a float or group has already passed.
As in years past, the parade route is scheduled to leave Queen Anne’s County High School at 6:30 p.m., proceed down Ruthsburg Road/Railroad Avenue and take a right onto Banjo Lane and turn left onto Turpins Lane, continue on Turpins Lane and turn left onto Commerce Street; continue on Commerce Street and turn left on Kidwell Avenue; continue on Kidwell Avenue; and turn right on Ruthsburg Road. The parade will continue on Ruthsburg Road, and return and disband at the Queen Anne’s County High School.
A float in last year’s Christmas parade in Centreville is shown. This year’s parade will be held Friday, Dec. 7, and town officials say it will not be affected by the roadwork underway in town.