Rustburg will have a Christmas parade this year.

At its Oct. 2 meeting, the Campbell County Board of Supervisors gave its consensus of approval to a group planning to hold a Christmas parade in Rustburg on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.

Mike Condrey, who is vice president of Rustburg Christmas Parade LLC, told supervisors there had been a lot of interest in having a parade, and a group of citizens had researched the matter.

They had gotten the parade route approved by the Virginia Department of Transportation. It will run from Rustburg Elementary School along Route 24 towards Concord and run the loop behind the Campbell County Social Services building.

Condrey said the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office had agreed to provide officers, in cooperation with the Rustburg Volunteer Fire Department, for traffic control and road closures.

The day was chosen because of the low traffic volume in Rustburg on Sunday afternoons and the low number of businesses that would be impacted.

Condrey said written notices would be sent out to residents, businesses and churches on the parade route.

VDOT had agreed to provide mobile signage for road closures, he said.

Condrey said the group hopes the parade will become an annual event. This year’s theme is “Bringing Christmas Back to Rustburg.”

The group has applied for 501(c)3 status, but there won’t be enough time for that to be approved prior to this year’s parade.

Condrey said the group hopes to have antique cars, marching bands from the county, fire trucks and floats from groups in the parade.

In a later interview, Christin Elliott, president of Rustburg Christmas Parade LLC, said the grand marshal for the parade would be Aubrey Venable, and the junior marshal would be Nathan Norman.

For more information about the parade or to request entry information, email RustburgParade@gmail.com.