Dallas Ga., Saturday, December 5, 2020, This past weekend marked the 28th Annual Invitational Dallas Christmas Parade, which was presented by the Paulding County Rotary Club, in cooperation with the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Dept. Our Christmas Parade was blessed with a beautifully bright and clear day, this year. No one could have asked for better parade weather. Organizers estimated approximately 20,000 residents attended the parade this year! We thank each of you for making this such a terrific event. Even the current COVID situation was not enough to break this community's Christmas Spirit.
Paulding County’s PC 23 recorded the parade and will be broadcasting it very soon on Comcast 23, in time for Christmas. Special thanks to Frank Baker and Jeff Harkins. We will announce it on social media as soon as it is available. Be sure and check it out! This year marks the first year that all 5 of our County High Schools participated in the same parade!
This year our parade theme was "Opening Doors to Opportunity." Thank you to all of those local groups, churches, and businesses that participated in the parade. A lot of hard work and effort goes into your floats and entries. Every entry was a great representative of our county. Special thanks to all the organizers and volunteers who participated and helped this year's parade to be a truly successful event.
The presenters would like to thank the Mayor of Dallas, James Kelly, and the City Council members for their support. A very special mention of thanks goes to the City of Dallas Police Department and the DOT. Without their contribution, this event would not be possible. Thank you to the Paulding County Sheriffs Department, Paulding County CERT Team, and the Paulding County Fire Dept. for your continued participation, coordination, and preparedness.
The Invitational Christmas Parade sponsors Paulding Christmas Inc. A non-profit 501 ©3. A small volunteer organization whose goal is to provide (new) toys to the less fortunate children of Paulding county. To be qualified, the parent or guardian is required to complete an application providing proof of residency and income. They follow the poverty guidelines for our area. Meaning you qualify if you receive assistance from DFACS or have a very low-income.
Invitational Christmas Parade Winners for 2020
Paulding County JROTC (1)
Best High School Marching Band
South Paulding High School Band (80)
Mayors Choice Awards
Mayor of Dallas- Tin Bucket Mercantile (83)
Mayor of Hiram- Westridge Church Special Needs (45)
Best Religious Entry
1st place, Grace Pointe Church (90)
2nd place, Bethany Christian Church (40)
3rd place, Nebo Baptist Church (78)
Best Theme Individual/Organization
1st place, Shelley Segars-Matilda Jane Clothing (69)
2nd place, Paulding Teenage Republicans (12)
3rd place, Paulding Relay for Life (88)
Best Theme for Business or Corporate Entry
1st place, Precision Heating & Air (77)
2nd place, E Dennis Heating and Air (89)
3rd place, Rusted Wreck Outfitter (47)
Most Outstanding Horse & Rider
1st place, 40 Something Cowgirls Group one all 3
2nd place, 40 Something Cowgirls Group one all 3
3rd place, 40 Something Cowgirls Group one all 3
1st place, City of Dallas
2nd place, Tin Bucket Mercantile (83)
3rd place, Heritage Antique Tractor (60)
Most Outstanding 4-Wheel Drive Truck
No Entry this year
Biggest Heart Award (collecting the most non-perishable food items for Helping Hands)
Farmer’s Insurance Burgess Agency (23)
Courthouse Tool Rental (87)