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Downtown Smithfield Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A wonderful old-fashioned parade that summed up the heart of Smithfield. 2014's theme is: "Genuine Hamtown Holidays"

2014 Christmas Parade Entry Form

See photos of the 2013 Parade on our Facebook Page!


Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

It didn’t rain on our parade! The Genuine Smithfield Christmas Parade was “Hamtown Holiday Harmony”, we created wonderful memories. The new line up route was a great success.
Thank you to everyone who participated, The VFW Color guard, floats, bands, dance troupes, marching units, antique cars, and the sweet smiling walking dogs, your hard work was very apparent and you really shined. I want to thank the Public Works Staff with all of your support. Smithfield Police Department, Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department with SANTA, the IOW Rescue and John Edwards. The Dempsey Sisters for your beautiful songs. Our Judges, Ed Rhinier, Rhonda Johnston and Lynn James and emcee Jim Groves . The fantastic volunteers, Beta Club with Julie Eng, Elizabeth Moose, Jill Gwaltney, Connie and Gene lackey, Tommy Reynolds, Gary Gandee, Sonny, Drusean, Rickapedia and Tom Tokarz
And the Tourism Staff….you ROCK!!!!
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

Terry Thompson Rhinier
Special Events Coordinator
Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism


2013 Parade Winners

Our congratulations to the parade winners and to all who participated!

1- Diamonds in the Rough
2- Mrs Clause

1- Smithfield High School
2- Smithfield Middle School

ER Vehicles
1- IOW Rescue
2- Windsor Fire Dept
3- Santa – Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department

Other Vehicles
1- 3 Wheelin Family
2- Team Deep and Wet
3- Kahdive Cars


Best in show - Quality Time Child Care

1- Academy of Dance
2- Southside Ballet
3- Footnotes Dance

1- Gimme Shelter
2- Singing Penguins – Carrollton Elementary
3- Westside Elementary

1- Pawstive Attitudes
2- Smtihfield Band
3- 1750 IOW Courthouse

1- Colonial VA Model A Ford Club
2- 1946 Willy’s Jeep
3- 52 Ford – Jim Warren


New Parade Route for 2013:



Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Staff:

Judy Hare Winslow, Director of Tourism

Lois Chapman Tokarz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Terry Rhinier, Event Coordinator

Deborah Marshall, Visitor Center Manager

Kathy Mountjoy, Group Tour Coordinator

Cheryl Ketcham, Farmer's Market Manager


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