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Virgil Shipley/News Mary Jo Behrensmeyer, left, served as grand marshal for Sunday’s Christmas Parade, alongside her husband, Bob. She is the Latin studies teacher at Mount Vernon High School and told the News the Christmas Walk was one of the first community events her family participated in when moving to town.

Christmas season arrives with parade

Over 80 entries were geared up and ready to entertain a packed crowd that lined Howard Street, South Main Street and Public Square to usher in the start of the Christmas season and of course, the arrival of Santa Claus.

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2016 Parade Line up announced

Entries can begin to line up at 10:30 a.m. Judging will take place from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. All entries are asked to be in place by 1 p.m. The parade starts at 2:30 p.m.

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