The Annual Invitational Dallas Christmas Parade

25th Annual Rotary Invitational Christmas Parade Honors Earl Duncan's Lifetime Of Community Service, Marking the Parade's Silver Anniversary

0755 parade 2017 2 800Saturday, December 2 Downtown Dallas enjoyed the 25th Annual Invitational Christmas Parade. Presented by the Paulding County Rotary Club this marks the 25th year that the parade has been held in Downtown Dallas. With the support of the Dallas Police Department, City of Dallas, Dallas Parks and Recreation and the Paulding County Sheriff's Department the parade was a tremendous success. Paulding County citizens once again lined the streets to welcome the parade. As a charity event proceeds go to Paulding Christmas and Helping Hands of Paulding County.
The Paulding County Rotary Club wishes to thank all of the spectators for once again turning out to welcome the 2017 parade. Making this event one of the biggest and best events for Paulding County. Also, the presenters wish to thank all the participants in the parade. Your parking fees and contributions help those less fortunate here in Paulding County. Additional, special thanks to Dallas Police Chief Jim Boshell, Dallas Parks & Recreation Director Robby Bruce, Stephen M. Dooley, CHPP, GA-ACEM EMAdrone xmas pre 480Coordinator and Stacy Hamby president of the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce.
This year the theme for the Invitational Christmas Parade was “Making a Difference in your community”. In line with that theme, Earl Duncan was named Grand Marshal, posthumously. Unfortunately, Mr. Duncan passed on earlier this year. Mr. Duncan served his country in the Korean War, served as Commission Chairman of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners, served the community as local Pharmacist and was of service to his brothers and sisters in Christ at his church. Additionally, Mr. Duncan was one of the founding members of the Paulding County Rotary Club and had perfect attendance from 1969 until his passing earlier this year. Mr. Duncan symbolized a devotion to service to his community. Representing Mr. Duncan in the parade were the American Legion Post 111 member and World War II veteran Jim Stockton, Paulding County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Carmichael, Pastor Todd Tibbets and John Grant current president of the Paulding County Rotary Club.

Invitational Christmas Parade Winners for 2017

Best Theme Corporate1223 parade 2017 188 Precision 5331st Place: Precision Heating and Air
2nd Place: Ragsdale Heating Air Plumbing and Electric
3rd Place: Ortho Atlanta

Best Theme Individual/Organization0856 parade 2017 PauldingChristmas 5331st Place: Paulding Christmas
2nd Place: Silver Comet Girl Scouts
3rd Place: Shelley Seger's Independent Senior Trunk Keeper-Matilda Jane Clothing

Best Theme Religious1125 parade 2017 VincentDePaul 8001st Place: St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
2nd Place: Bethany Christian Church
3rd Place: Second Baptist Church of Dallas

Vintage Car Over 50 years0933 parade 2017 HeritageAntiqueTractor 8001st Place: Heritage Antique Tractor Society
2nd Place: Georgia Classic Rides

Best 4Wheel Drive1024 parade 2017 96 PC Boggers 800Old School Paulding Boggers

Most Heart0992 parade 2017 80 SpecialNeedsMinistry 533Special Needs Ministry

Best Marching Band0781 parade A 2017 PCHS Band 533Paulding High School "Pride of Paulding Marching Band"

Horses1258 parade 2017 204 Shennon 5331st Place: Shennon Cole
2nd Place: Cathy Gilroy
3rd Place: Stephen Hobbs and Ariel Cole

Best JROTC0757 parade A 2017 NPHS JROTC 533North Paulding High School Army JROTC

Rotarians' Choice1036 parade 2017 106 BurntHickoryYouth 533Burnt Hickory Youth Association

Mayor's Choice Award1210 parade 2017 183 BethanyChristianChurch 800Dallas: Bethany Christian Church0868 parade 2017 Beekeepers 533Hiram: Paulding County Beekeepers