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Bellaire VFD Sets Christmas Parade

BELLAIRE — The village Christmas parade is set to occur Nov. 28, barring any potential orders handed down by the state.

While some communities still are mulling whether to have a parade because of the coronavirus pandemic, at least one city — St. Clairsville — has decided to cancel.

Bellaire’s parade is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28.

For the second consecutive year, the parade is being organized by the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department. Those who would like to sign up their float for the parade can visit the department’s website, bellaireohiovfd.org.

During Village Council’s regular meeting Thursday night, Councilman Mike Doyle presented a letter from Turn It Out Dance Academy that states the academy has decided not to participate in Christmas parades this year, but instead wants to hold its own performance on Dec. 5.

The academy requested a partial street closure to allow its students to perform in public.

Council approved closing a portion of Belmont Street between 32nd and 33rd streets for the performance slated from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 5.

In the letter to council, the academy noted it was trying to stay flexible but safe during the pandemic.

Businesses and organizations are also being invited to participate.

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