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What's Up in Downtown Boone

Article Published: Nov. 19, 2009 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
What's Up in Downtown Boone

The 2009 Boone Christmas Parade will march down King Street on Dec. 12. The parade will start at 10 a.m.

I would like to share some highlights from the Downtown Boone Development Association from the end of October to the beginning of November.

We partnered again this year with the town of Boone, Jones House Community Center and the Watauga County Library to host the ever popular 2009 Boone BOO! This year was a great success, and we estimate about 450 children and their parents come out to have some Halloween fun.

We started at the Watauga County Library with treats, crafts and balloon creations, next we had a parade to the Jones House Community Center for a haunted house, and then we all hit the streets for trick-or-treating with our local downtown businesses.

In fact, one of our participating businesses estimated that about 700 people came to his shop during the event.

If you didn't make it out this year, please try and join us next year.

We would like to give a big thanks to all of the local businesses that provided donations, without your support these wonderful events would not be possible.

We have another great event coming up on Dec. 12: the 2009 Boone Christmas Parade. Come to the parade and experience small town at its finest with a procession down King Street, complete with decorated floats, beauty queens and fire engines.

We are excited to be partnering with the town of Boone this year, and things are shaping up to be better than ever.

The parade will start at 10 a.m., and lineup for participants will start at 8 a.m.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, please contact us for a parade application. All are welcome, and it is a free community event.

Before the parade, join the Watauga Education Foundation for a $6 pancake breakfast with all the trimmings at the Watauga High School from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Then after the parade, join the Friends of the Library for a Family Christmas Party with hot drinks, snacks and music at the Watauga Library, located one block behind the Mast General Store.

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