(BEDFORD) – Bedford Revitalization Inc. is working to host Bedford’s Christmas Around the Square, traditionally held on the first Saturday in December and it’s time to submit your entry for the Christmas parade.
At this time, Bedford’s Christmas Around the Square is planned to take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Event organizers are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Lawrence County. Officials plan to announce any cancellations by November 10th, to allow ample time for those planning to participate to have enough notice.
To register to participate in the parade visit this link.
The Grand Marshal for the 2020 Bedford Christmas Parade is Clarence Brown.
Brown is a life-long resident of Lawrence County and graduated from Bedford High School. He founded the Martin Luther King March in Bedford and has remained the organizer of the event for 31 years. He also serves the community by encouraging fellow residents using his gift of song at local nursing facilities and funerals, as well as being a silent blessing to others in a variety of ways.
The BRI Parade Committee voted on potential candidates at the end of 2019, to serve as Grand Marshals for the 2020 Parades. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the Limestone Heritage Festival & Parade was canceled.
The BRI Parade Committee is looking forward to hosting the upcoming Christmas Parade, which wraps up the festivities taking place downtown as part of Bedford’s Christmas Around the Square.