Special to Iredell Free News

In light of the inclement weather forecasted for Sunday afternoon, organizers of the 2023 Statesville Christmas Parade have decided to cancel this year’s event.

Anticipated heavy rains, high winds, and the potential for thunderstorms led to the decision, Parade Director John Campbell said in a news release.

The safety of parade participants and the public are the Parade Committee’s priority.

“We extend our sincere appreciation to all participants for their unwavering support, and we understand the disappointment this news may bring,” organizers said. “Unfortunately, due to the complex logistics involved in orchestrating the parade, it will not be rescheduled this year.”

“While we share in the community’s disappointment, we look ahead with optimism to next year’s parade. We anticipate an even more spectacular event and cannot wait to welcome you all back for a joyous celebration of the holiday season.”

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