Harts named Grand Marshals for Piedmont Parade


Delbert and Rachelle Hart will be Grand Marshals of the Piedmont Christmas Parade. The parade, sponsored by the Bonnes Amies Club, will be Saturday, December 13th at 11 a.m.

The Harts are widely known in this area for their music and work with the underprivileged. They are the founders of Appalachian Ministries of the Carolinas. Eleven years ago they began collecting items for warmth and food for those in need in the Appalachian Mountain region. Each year the Harts and many other people from our area collect items to donate to Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and other areas in need of assistance.

They make several trips each year to different states to deliver items donated to the ministry. They also donate items to local ministries, the homeless, women shelters, adult recovery centers and families here in our area. Donated items include blankets, jackets, coats, caps gloves, baby items, toys personal hygiene items, food and school supplies.

Delbert and Rachele were married on June 19th, 1992. They enjoy spending time with family and have been blessed with three daughters, six grandchildren and three great-grand children. They both have a musical background and a love of music which they share in their local church and in various places in several states. Their love of family friends, music and ministry has brought much joy into their lives, as well as sharing their faith by ministering to the needs of others along life’s journey.

The Piedmont Christmas Parade, theme this year is, “A Holly, Jolly Christmas”. This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses, churches, organizations, dance studios, bands, beauty queens, car clubs, families, and other individuals to be in the parade and let the community know about you.

The entry fee for the Piedmont Parade is $15.00 and forms are available at the Piedmont Fire Department. We are looking forward to the parade and hope you will plan to come out and share some Christmas Joy!!! For more information call: Kathy Hand @ 864-855-8497 or Paige Crawford at 864-567-5390.

“Please come out and join us on Saturday morning at 11a.m. for the Piedmont Christmas Parade and cheer for Delbert and Rachele as they kick off the parade,” Spokesperson Kathy Hand said.