2016 Currituck Christmas Festivities
Currituck County began it’s Holiday festivities with a bang on December 2nd at the Currituck Community Park with the 64th Annual Tree Lighting hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension. The 10-foot Currituck County Christmas Tree was lit, Kelly’s Classical Ballet and Dance performed several dances, Currituck Extension Volunteers served cocoa and cookies, and a new addition to the festivities was a healthy taste testing served by Currituck Extension Master Food Volunteers.
As everyone sipped their cocoa and cookies they began to line the streets excitingly awaiting the arrival of Jolly Old St Nick at the 24th Annual Christmas Parade sponsored by Currituck Cooperative Extension and the Currituck County Fraternal Order of Police lodge # 89. This year’s theme was “Currituck, Winter Wonderland”, and there were 23 floats who joined in on the holiday fun. Trophies were awarded for first, second and third place for those who entered to be judged. The First Place winner was New Life Community Church, 2nd Place Currituck Cooperative Extension, and 3rd Place Currituck Travel & Tourism. Some of the other participants were Currituck High School ROTC, Currituck Animal Control, Sound feet Shoes, College of the Albemarle, Currituck Thunder AAU Baseball & Softball, and Currituck High School Band,Albemarle Antique Power Association, Sharon UMS Soul Patrol, American Legion Motorcycle Club and Daisy Girls Scout Troop # 723. Big shout out to this year’s participating Fire & EMS Departments: Lower Currituck Fire Department, Moyock Fire Department, and Currituck EMS were all in the parade and the Crawford Township Volunteer Fire department brought up the rear carrying the most precious cargo of all- Santa!
This event was a wonderful kick off for the holiday season. N.C. Cooperative Extension and Currituck County Fraternal Order of Police lodge # 89 would like to thank everyone who participated and wish everyone a happy and safe Holiday!