LUCEDALE, MS (WLOX) - People in George County officially kicked off the Christmas season with an evening parade in Lucedale Saturday night.
The George County Middle and High School bands entertained the crowds that lined the streets of downtown.
There were more than 70 units in the parade including members of the 287th Engineering Company which is a National Guard Unit based in Lucedale.
The Christmas Parade actually served a dual purpose. It also wrapped up a year long celebration of the city's one hundred year birthday.