Suwannee Democrat

Mayo Free Press

November 28, 2012

Mayo Christmas parade is Dec. 8

Mayo — The town of Mayo is gearing up for Christmas and the annual Christmas parade with holiday decorations galore. All the candlelit wreaths have already been hung up and down Main Street and US 27 in the center of town and businesses are scrambling to get all their decorations up in time for the Chamber of Commerce decorating contest. First place best decorated business winner gets $100.


Keep working on your entries for the Old Fashioned Christmas parade on Sat., Dec. 8. First prize is $100, second prize is $75 and third place gets $50.


Also, if you haven’t snatched up your Mayo Woman’s Club Quilt raffle ticket yet there is still time. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased from any Woman’s Club member. The drawing will take place the same evening as the parade at Old Florida Company Coffee House. The winner need not be present to win. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit local community projects.

Linda Partney from the Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is the chair of the Christmas Parade committee this year and she was successful in getting some changes made to the parade route, blessed by the Mayo town council and the Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners.


“The theme is going to be Old Fashioned Christmas,” said Partney. “It’s kind of all inclusive. Anyone can be judged, including walking troupes like the band and the Shriners, not just the religious floats.”


In past years the parade route down Main Street always ended at Veterans Memorial Park. Partney said with limited lighting the park is quite dark, which makes it difficult to hold events there after the parade ends. Her suggestion to have the parade initially follow the same route, but then continue to the right by Lafayette State Bank, then back up Bloxham Street and over to Courthouse Square was approved.

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