Currituck Started the Holidays With “Fairy Tale” Style!

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As the sun set on Currituck NC, Cooperative Extension lit up the night with the 65th annual tree lighting. Hot cocoa and cookies provided by Extension Volunteers along with coffee and water provided by Chesapeake Regional Medical Group, were served for all those in attendance to enjoy while they watched students from Kelly’s Classical Ballet and Dance  perform. Additionally, Extension Master Food Volunteers provided a  taste test and recipes for healthy additions  to  your holiday feast..

After the tree lighting parents and children alike waited patiently to see the signs of the first float as they rolled past the Extension Building. The 25th Annual Currituck Christmas Parade themed “Currituck Fairy Tale Holiday” was sponsored by Currituck County Fraternal Order of Police lodge # 89 and NC Cooperative Extension. As is the tradition,   Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department carried Santa through the parade on their very well lit fire engine which won Best of Show this year. Other winners included; Most Creative Currituck Travel & Tourism with their “No Place Like Currituck” theme, and Beickert for Sheriff won Best Holiday Theme with a “Beauty and the Beast” themed float. In total there were were twenty-four participants in the parade, nine of which submitted entries for judging.

Don’t be left out of the holiday festivities for 2018. Mark your calendars for Friday, December 7th. If you would like more information on how to participate please contact Sheila Gregory at 252-232-2261 or or James Midgett at 252-453-2670 Ext 4114 or email

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