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Greenville's Christmas parade to help Harvest Hope

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The float of a Catholic church and school rolls down Main Street in Greenville during the annual Poinsettia Christmas parade. (Dec. 2011/FOX Carolina) The float of a Catholic church and school rolls down Main Street in Greenville during the annual Poinsettia Christmas parade. (Dec. 2011/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

People who attend Greenville's annual Christmas parade this weekend will have a chance to help Harvest Hope Food Bank.

The Poinsettia Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m. Saturday and runs along Main Street from Augusta to North streets.

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The charity announced Monday that there will be several drop-off locations along the parade route for people to donate canned goods and non-perishable food, like canned vegetables and fruits, canned soup, canned meats, dried beans, pasta and cereal.

The drop-off points are located along Main Street at:

  • Coffee Street in front of the Bank of America building
  • Broad Street near Ice on Main, the Peace Center and the Greenville News building
  • Camperdown Way near Falls Park 

Police said that Main Street will be closed beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. They said drivers will be able to cross over Main Street on the side streets until 5 p.m., when all side streets will be closed within a block on either side of Main Street.

Parade goers may also get a glimpse at some of their favorite FOX Carolina personalities as the foxy float rolls by the crowd.

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