Carthage Mayor Elect Mary Ann Vivians will be this years Grand Marshall for the 2018 Carthage Christmas Parade Sponsored by First Financial Bank.  This year’s parade will feature the East Central Community Colleges Wall O’ Sound Marching Band and both the Leake County High School and The Leake Central High Schools Bands. The annual Christmas parade in Carthage is set for Thursday November 29th at 6 pm. This year’s theme is “Once Upon a Christmas.”  Things get underway at 5:30 on the south end of courthouse square with the annual Christmas Tree lighting. Then the parade starts at 6:00 p.m. and will wind through downtown Carthage.  Come out and lets kick off the Christmas season right.