Coweta’s small towns are getting ready for Christmas.
Grantville will hold the lighting of the Christmas tree downtown on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. Hot chocolate will be served.
Grantville also holds a Christmas parade each year. The 2017 parade will be Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Craig “Smitty” Smith, Grantville’s 2017 Veteran of the Year, will be the grand marshal.
Local groups and businesses are making plans for floats for the parade. The parade route will begin and end at the ballfields.
People interested in helping with the parade are asked to contact Eddie Markward, Alicia Wheeler or Cliff Schriefer via FaceBook.
Haralson is planning its Christmas tree lighting for Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. Organizer Eric Spencer said a decision has not been made about a memorial for the event this year. The tree lighting in Haralson generally is in memory of someone from the area who has died in the past year.
Moreland is planning to hold a community Christmas dinner again this year. The dinner is set for Dec. 9. People will gather at 6 p.m., and dinner will be at 7 p.m. Mayor Dick Ford said the city is working on arranging for a musical program of some kind for the evening.
Ford said Moreland will provide turkeys. boston butt, tea, paper plates and flatware. Attendees should bring covered dishes to complement the meal.