The Fayetteville Rotary Club's annual Fayetteville Christmas Parade was featured in the December 2022 edition of Our State magazine.
The Fayetteville Rotary Club received some extra publicity for its annual Fayetteville Christmas Parade when Our State magazine featured the parade and E.E. Smith High School’s “Magnificent Marching Machine” in the magazine’s December 2022 edition. The Fayetteville parade was featured as one of 5 festive North Carolina Christmas parades. The E.E. Smith Band, who has competed nationally and won hundreds of awards, is always a crowd favorite for the Fayetteville parade.
A Fayetteville tradition and Rotary Service project since 1999, the 2022 Parade was held December 3rd. The Fayetteville Rotary’s own Amy Navajas, Executive Director of the United Way of Cumberland County, served as the parade Grand Marshall. She was joined by our French Exchange student Leora DesGranges.
"The Fayetteville Christmas Parade was a HUGE success," said Brandon Price, Fayetteville Rotary President and Parade Chairman. "The Fayetteville Rotary Club, where business and community leaders come to serve, would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting. We couldn’t do it without the thousands of people who participated, the Fayetteville Police Department, Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter, the City of Fayetteville and each Rotarian that showed up."
Price also thanked 910 Elite Jeeps, Carolina Elite Jeeps and Military Jeepers for their assistance with the parade. In light of the Raleigh Christmas Parade tragedy that happened just weeks before the parade, the Jeep clubs stepped up to provide extra protection along the parade route.