Overton Christmas Parade helps kick-off holiday season

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Music filled South Commerce Street in Overton for the annual Christmas parade.
High school bands, Church groups, and many more getting into the holiday spirit.
“We’ve been doing this every since Christmas been going on in Overton,” Sheryl Gardner said. “We love to celebrate Christmas with our kids.”
The parade is organized by the Overton Chamber of Commerce. Multiple fire departments including Kilgore, Overton, and New London helped shut down streets as safety precautions.
“It’s always been a main event for he city of Overton, and New London also we’ve participated pretty much every year that it’s gone on,” New London Fire Trainer Ryan Riley, said.  
 Local rotary clubs and The Kilgore Rangerettes performed in the parade.
“It’s a good chance for the community to associate with one another, fellowship with one another,” Jerome Lacy of Legacy Funeral Homes said.
The Brother’s Keeper Motorcycle Club walked in the parade. The club’s members consist of firefighters, who raise money for children that have suffered from burn injuries.
“Anything that brings the children out to let them see and enjoy things that’s good,” James Stark said. 
This parade is one of many events leading up to Christmas in East Texas.
“To participate in something that brings everyone together, gives the children an opportunity to see adults and children. work together just to have a little fun,” Kimberly Stark said.

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