Ironton Christmas Parade lineup, schedule for Monday set

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 22, 2001

Strike up the band, it’s almost time for Ironton’s Christmas Parade.

Thursday, November 22, 2001

Strike up the band, it’s almost time for Ironton’s Christmas Parade.

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The VFW Post 8850 Color Guard will once again kickoff the parade this year on Monday. Frank McCown was named division commander and the Ironton High School band will usher in this year’s Grand Marshal, Don Mootz.

The parade starts at Second and Railroad St., making its way down Adams St. and down Third St. The parade ends at Center St. The parade route will go about 12 blocks. The parade begins at 7 p.m. This year’s theme for the parade is, "Peace on Earth."

The parade is sponsored by the Ironton Business Association and according to Lou Pyles, the parade coordinator, the event helps showcase downtown merchants.


Parade Lineup:

Division 1 – Commander Frank McCown

Assembles at Second and Railroad streets.

– VFW Post 8850 Color Guard

– Parade Banner, "Peace on Earth"

– IHS Marching Band

– Grand Marshal Don Mootz

– Mayor Bob Cleary

– Cyndi’s School of Dance

– Ohio University Southern Campus float

– St. Joe Cheerleaders


Division 2 – Commander Mark Compston

Assembles at Railroad St., behind first division.

– Ironton Junior High Marching Band

– Ashland Knights of Columbus float

– Open Door School Bell Choir

– Cub Scouts Pack 104

– WTCR Radio truck

– Toddler Miss Ohio Rian Keating

– Ironton Bills Football Team


Division 3 – Commander Kathleen Patrick

Assembles at Fourth St., beside Post Office.

– Rock Hill High School Marching Band

– Rock Hill Middle School Cheerleaders

– Darling Miss Ohio Supreme Queen Shelby Dalton

– Hecla Water Association float

– Miss Fourth of July Supreme Queen Audrey Preston

– Ironton Eagles B Team Champions

– Rock Hill No. 2 Brownie Troop 982 truck

– Lawrence County Military Order of Purple Hearts


Division 4 – Commander Bob Blankenship

Assembles at Fourth St., in front of Wendy’s.

– Dawson-Bryant High School Marching Band

– Dawson-Bryant High School Cheerleaders

– Girl Scout Troops 1258 and 1290 float

– Lila Nanny Farms

– Check Advance car

– MTS Ambulance Service


Division 5 – Commander Jason Stephens

Assembles at Railroad St., to Fifth and Railroad streets.

– South Point High School Marching Band

– South Point After School Program

– CAO float

– Ironton Eagles Cheerleaders

– Lee McCormick

– Collins Career Center fire truck

– Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department

– Ironton Fire Department


Division 6 –

Santa Clause and helpers

– Lou Pyles

– Brent Pyles

– J.D. Carey

– Dee Moore

– Jesse Roberts