From: Virginia Flaggers
Date: Sun, Nov 27, 2016
Subject: Mechanicsville Christmas Parade Details – SUNDAY December 4

Parade information and drop-off/set up details

THIS Sunday, December 4th, the Virginia Flaggers will once again participate in the Mechanicsville Rotary/Ruritan Christmas Parade. This is a wonderful Richmond area tradition, with over 100 units participating in the two mile route, drawing huge, Confederate friendly crowds. This year, the parade starts at 2:00 p.m.

We will be joined once again this year by the Edmund Ruffin FireEaters Camp #3000, SCV, the Sally Tompkins Chapter #2, OCR, and the Army of Northern Virginia Mechanized Cavalry.

We would like to invite you to join us, as well, as we forward the colors, represent our Confederate ancestors, and help ring in the Christmas season!

We are in Division 7:

All participants need to be at the Division 7 staging area between 1:00 and 1:45. You cannot park at the staging area. If you would like a ride to the staging area, meet us at Federated Auto Parts, 8129 Connor Rd. by 12:30 pm, where parking will also be available. Otherwise, you will need to be dropped off at the staging area, or walk from Elm Drive. There will also be shuttle buses running from Elm Drive to the staging area.

The parade’s theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas”. If you have period attire, please consider wearing it, or adding a Christmas touch to street clothing. Participants will have the option of walking with flags, or riding on a flat bed trailer/float with seating.

Please bring a bag of candy, a smile, and a flag, and join us! We will have a good supply of flags to distribute, as well.

After the parade, we have reserved the back room at Anna’s restaurant for supper and fellowship. (7009 Mechanicsville Turnpike, across from Lee-Davis High School)

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Susan Hathaway
Va Flaggers


Tuesday, November 29th: 3:00 pm – 6:00 PM, Flagging the VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond

Saturday, December 3rd: Susan will be the guest speaker for the December meeting of the Heritage Preservation Association, 2:00 p.m. Tuscany Italian Grill, Danville, VA.

Sunday, December 4th: Mechanicsville Christmas Parade – Join us in one of the most Confederate friendly parades in the Commonwealth. Ride or walk, all are welcome!

Friday, January 13th – Saturday, January 14th: Lee-Jackson Day events, Lexington, Virginia. Plans are being finalized for commemorations after a local “anti-racism” group scheduled a parade on Lee-Jackson Day. Save the dates and MAKE PLANS TO BE IN LEXINGTON January 13-14

Friday, January 20th, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the Lee-Jackson Banquet of the Lt. General Wade Hampton Camp #273, Columbia, SC.

Saturday, January 21st, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the Lee-Jakson Banquet of the Horry Rough and Readys, Camp #1026, Myrtle Beach, SC

?Thursday, February 16th: Susan will be the guest speaker at the February meeting of the Gen. William Dorsey Pender SCV Camp #1916, Wilson, NC. 6:30 p.m. Parker’s BBQ, 2514 US-301, Wilson, NC 27893

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 Susan will be the guest speaker for the March meeting of the Campbell Guards Camp #2117, Old Historic Courthouse, Village Hwy. Rustburg, VA. 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the April meeting of the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eaters, Camp #3000, Anna’s Italian Restaurant, 7009 Mechanicsville Tpke, Mechanicsville, VA 2311, 6:00 supper, meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 6th, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the Confederate Memorial Day service at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC, sponsored by the Waddell Chapter, MOS&B.

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Susan will be the guest speaker for the SCV Camp #513 Confederate Memorial Day service in Oklahoma City, OK. More details to follow.

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