Town Of Mint Hill Seeks Volunteers For Parade And Tree Lighting

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MINT HILL, NC – Do you love Mint Hill’s annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting?  Help make the magic happen by volunteering to help!  

Both the Parade and Tree Lighting will be held the evening of Saturday, December 3.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Christmas Gnomes (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm) will work beside member of Mint Hill Events team in the parade staging area located at Bain Elementary School to help line up and organize participants. Responsibilities may include pedestrian traffic control, providing directions on where to line up, and answering general questions.

Christmas Elves (4:30 pm – 7:00 pm) will carry banners during the parade.  Christmas Elves must be able to walk the 1.6-mile parade route from Bain Elementary School to the Mint Hill Public Library.  Children as young as 12 are welcome to volunteer as long as they can carry a banner and are accompanied by an adult.

Christmas Reindeer (4:30 pm – 7:00 pm) will man street/parking lot closed barricades before and after the parade and keep spectators at a safe distance from the entries.  Christmas Reindeer must be able to move barricades in the event of an emergency.  Volunteers must be 14 or older.

Christmas Snowmen (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) will walk parade route and oversee a division of approximately 5 entries marching in the parade. They’ll keep spectators at a safe distance from entries and make sure the parade is moving at a steady pace.  Like Christmas Elves, Christmas Snowmen must be comfortable walking the 1.6-mile parade route.

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her five-year-old daughter Hannah and her two-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: