Greenville Parade Postponed Because Of Rain

The Greenville Parade scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday was postponed because of the rain.

Organizers say the parade may be rescheduled for December 20, but they'll confirm that in the coming days. We'll post that information here as it becomes available.

The ECU game is, of course, on as scheduled with a noon kickoff.

The following parades and events were scheduled for Saturday, and no change was reported.

Coastal Christmas Flotilla, New Bern: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Washington Parade, Washington: 10:00 a.m.

Washington Flotilla, Washington: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Jim Howard will be co-hosting this event.

Crystal Coast Flotilla, Morehead City & Beaufort: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
This is on rain or shine.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2009 at 07:49 AM
    I hate that I didn't get to see the decorated tow trucks and garbage trucks that have become a staple of the Greenville Christmas parade....(sarcasm).
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Dec 5, 2009 at 02:49 PM
    Posted by: Anonymous on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM "You are right no everyone is a pirate fanatic, but what would this town be without the University? How much has the University helped this area and the people who live in this area. The economy is only surviving here because of ECU. Look at the unemployment rate in Wilson County. That could easily be Greenville. The success ECU has directly relates the success of this city and region. GO PIRATES!" I was thinking the same, exact thing! ECU is what Greenville is all about; nothing else. They would just be another ENC small town, otherwise. The Moms/Dad's of all those college students are pumping money into that university/town, as hard as they can go. ECU is the 'heartbeat' of Greenville. Go Pirates! Yay!
  • by Mike Location: HAMILTON on Dec 5, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    YOU WOULD THINK THAT A CITY THE SIZE OF GREENVILLE WOULD HAVE A BACK UP DATE SET BEFOREHAND FOR THE PARADE.YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO HAVE THE PARTICIPATION THAT YOU WOULD HAVE HAD. THEY HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL WEEK THAT THE WEATHER FOR SAT. WASN'T LOOKING GOOD. I GUESS THE ONLY THING THEY WERE THINKING ABOUT IS ALL THE SALES TAX THEY WERE GOING TO COLLECT THIS WEEKEND FROM THE BALL GAME & DON'T FORGET THE HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX . THAT STAYS RIGHT HERE THE STATE DOESN'T GET THAT.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Washington will never make a decision that makes it look like Greenville was the influence regardless of how right the decision would be.
  • by Just wondering Location: Washington on Dec 5, 2009 at 06:29 AM
    It is now 9:15. Is Washington going to cancel the parade or not? To be sure, they don't expect people to participate on a day like this. Much less, expect people to go see it. What's up Washington? Go ahead, stand up and make a decision like Greenville has already done!!
  • by JC Lucky Location: GVegas on Dec 5, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    Wow - how lucky can you be! It was a bad decision NOT to move the parade earlier and the rais saved your buttocks.....oops, no it dint! December 20th with be marked as the GVegas parade without northern influence as all the Yanks will already be in the air or on the road. This should be the BEST redneck parade ever! Get out your lawnmowers, boys. All that kandy paint on 'em gonna get showed off!
  • by C Location: Winterville on Dec 5, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    I'm glad to see that parade has been cancelled but am sad that it has been rescheduled for the 20th as I know that some of us that were planning on participating are not going to be in town. Waiting that long could mean even less of a turn out due to schools being out for winter break and travel arrangements already made to visit family and friends out of the area. WHY COULD WE NOT HAVE ALREADY HAD A PLAN IN ACTION TO HAVE IT TOMORROW THE 6TH OF DEC? This would give Greenville and ECU a chance to share our wonderful town with others. We could open up the parade to be not just a Christmas parade but a Celebration also for ECU who has made it soo far this season and played so tough. It could show them that we are ALL very proud of them.
  • by Neptune Location: Washington on Dec 5, 2009 at 05:07 AM
    I am glad to see that the folks in Greenville had the good sense to cancel the parade due to weather. It's disconcerting that the folks in Washington and the other areas have not followed suit at this point. Expecting people to turn out for, much less participate in, a parade in these conditions is ridiculous. Surely someone in these smaller towns will have the good sense to issue a cancellation so that groups scheduled to march or ride on a float will know definitively to stay home and there won't be the usual deluge of calls back and forth trying to figure out who whether or not it's on or not and whether or not individual groups are going to participate or not.
  • by Jim Cantore, Jr. Location: Downtown on Dec 5, 2009 at 04:38 AM
    When you know I'm in town, the weather is bad. I'm in town, eastern North Carolina.
  • by Jen Location: Greenville on Dec 5, 2009 at 04:34 AM
    What a wonderful, inteligent decision it would be then to schedule the parade for Sunday afternoon? The weather looks to be gorgeous and the downtown businesses may even get anothr boost! A win-win for everyone!!!
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