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Pawn shop owner excited to have Warner Robins Christmas parade back on Watson Boulevard

More than 70 businesses signed up to be a part of the December 3 parade. There will be floats, motorcades, marchers, and even Santa.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The 64th annual Warner Robins Christmas Parade is coming back to Watson Boulevard on December 3.

A bunch of people are really excited to have the parade back to the North side of town. The first stop, where the parade will start -- Commercial Circle. That's at Watson Boulevard and Davis Drive. Then, the parade will continue West, passing EZ Jewelry & Pawn, ending at the Houston Health Pavilion.

For most families, the Warner Robins Christmas parade is a tradition.

"My son was asking me yesterday about it. It's something we just look forward to and we are so glad it's back on Watson Boulevard now," Bucholz said.

Bryan Bucholz owns EZ Jewelry and Pawn off Watson Boulevard. Recently, the parade took place across town, but now, it's back in North Warner Robins. He says he is excited to have the parade back in front of his store.

"We got used to it and then we got it taken away from us and I mean we really missed it," Bucholz said.

"The community has been asking for it for years and we were able to make it happen. So, we are so thankful," Patrick said.

Mayor LaRhonda Patrick says 70 businesses signed up to be a part of the parade. She said there will be floats, motorcades, marchers, and Santa. 

"The parking lots fill up! Watching the kids out front watching all the floats and just growing up in this town and know so many people and have met so many people over the years, so you see so many people on the floats go by and they wave and they remember that you are here; and that helps us too," Bucholz said.

Bucholz keeps these memories close and is excited to make more memories in a couple of weeks --- because it's tradition.

"We are definitely happy it's back and hopefully it will stay on Watson for many years to come," Bucholz said.

Bucholz says if you and your family have not picked a spot to watch the parade. He invites you to the parking lot of EZ Jewelry and Pawn.

The parade's grand marshals are going to be Vernard Hodges and Terrence Ferguson of Critter Fixer Veterinary Hospitals.

Again, the parade is on December 3. Staging will be at McConnell-Talbert Stadium. It starts at 10 a.m. and should last two hours.

In the spirit of Christmas, the City of Warner Robins is also planning to take your donated items to a hospital in Columbus. For that story, click here.


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