The Carrollton Christmas Parade on the Carrollton Square last Friday was a big success. Click to hear KMZU’s Stephanie Shannon speak with Carrollton Area Economic Alliance Executive Director Sharon Metz.

Sharon Metz

According to attendees, the floats were especially festive this year. Executive Director of the Carrollton Area Economic Alliance Sharon Metz says the whole parade takes an incredible amount of work, and when the float winners are announced, it will benefit not only them, but the Carrollton community.

“We had probably a couple dozen horses and carriages at the end. Those don’t happen, just overnight, many of those… (crews)…have to work several nights in a row to get those done,” Metz said. “We’ll announce the winners next week, and we’ll give prizes of course, as Merchant’s Bucks so we keep the money here in our hometown.”

Metz also commented that the event is something the people of Carrollton should be proud of.

Director Metz also adds that a big event that will help local families in need will be this weekend.  Metz says the Beta Sigma Phi Holiday Homes Tour should not be missed. “On Sunday, December the 8th put on by the group that have done it for several years now. If you haven’t had a chance to get on that tour, please do that. And I will tell you that the proceeds will go to help some families in our own community,” Metz said. “David Ferguson’s children,(will be) helped with a scholarship fund. And the John Sanders Family, with his children and the ALS he’s going through right now, it’s not only a great time to see beautiful homes in our community, but it also goes for a great cause.”

Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.  They can be purchased from any Beta Sigma Phi member and other locations around Carrollton; Mulch’s Country Mart, Hair I-Do, and Glenda’s Creative Corner.

You can learn more at the Carrollton Website.