CLOVER -- The town of Clover will be trading its green for red during the 38th annual Christmas Parade starting at 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Clover with its theme of "Candy Canes in Clover."
This year's grand marshal is not an individual, but rather an agency -- Clover Area Assistance Center.
"The center has given so much to the people in need here in Clover," said parade chairman Beth Covington. "We want to shine a spotlight on their service to our community and honor the vital role they play to Clover area residents."
Parade officials are asking parade-goers to bring canned goods to donated to CAAC with collection boxes at Piggly Wiggly and corner of Main Street and S.C. 55. People in the parade may drop-off donations near the parade line-up on Old North Main Street.
Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce recently named the winner of the first annual Clover Christmas Parade Poster contest. Dallas Nivens is a second-grader at Bethany Elementary School. Clover High School art honor students judged the contest. As grand prize winner, Nivens' earned a $25 Target gift card and two Clover-themed T-shirts.
T-shirts, like Nivens' shirt, are for sale with either a red or a green Clover design. Adult sizes cost $10 and youth cost $8. Shirts will be available during the parade at S.C. 55 and Main Street.
Call the Clover chamber at 803-222-3312, visit the office at 118 Bethel St. or or go to cloverchamber.org for more information.