The Hartwell Christmas Parade was held on Sunday, December 16th at 4pm, sponsored by the Hart County Chamber of Commerce. Over 70 businesses/organizations/individuals participated, with mostly local groups but a few from Elberton, Franklin, and even South Carolina. The beautiful weather drew a record attendance of people lining the street all the way from Bells Shopping Center to the high school parking lot. Spectators enjoyed Christmas music, creatively decorated floats and collecting candy. A prize is given each year to the best decorated floats. This year's winners were:
1st place- Rock Springs Baptist Church
Honorable Mention- Gaines Mechanical and Hartwell Marina.