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Decmember in the Northern Neck

Here we are in the final days of the year. So what is it like in the Northern Neck? It has slowed down even more but life is still good.
We like everybody are preparing for the holidays and part of that preparation is getting ready for the parades. We love parades!
Every town has one. A lot of the waterfront towns have boat parades. Some have a parade of homes but most are a precession of floats that start at one end of town and go to the other.
As in most parades the Grand Marshall leads and in the Northern Neck either the scouts or the fire trucks follow. Please Lord don’t let us have a fire when there is a parade. If the parade is in Kilmarnock there will be fire trucks from Montross and vice versa.
The local schools will have their marching bands. Each branch of the Armed Forces will be presented. All of the civic clubs will either march or have a float. The businesses will participate. Notice I said businesses and not merchants. You see here in the Northern Neck all join in whether it is the local jeweler or a Septic System Company. I mean whoever heard of giving someone a septic tank for Christmas.

Bubba and his Reindeer

In most cases there is no entry fee. Other than it being Christmas and the Holiday season there isn’t any theme. Anybody can be in it from the most scholarly to one of my many redneck friends.
What do you do with all of those deer heads?
You put them in the parade.
Break out the Ditch Witch, build a sled as the cover and hang your trophy mounts from the blade.
We rednecks are not politically protected and we kind of enjoy that. Life is too short not to have fun. Besides we are way to ingenious not to share our creativity.
If you would like to be in next year’s Christmas parade then keep searching the Northern Neck MLS and when you find that dream home give us a call. We’d love to have you.


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