News Flash

Indian Trail News

Posted on: November 25, 2019

Longtime Indian Trail Resident and Community Leader Selected as Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Larry Helms will be leading Indian Trail’s annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Christmas parade as grand marshal on Sunday, Dec. 1.

The Indian Trail Town Council selected Helms to serve as grand marshal because of his commitment to Indian Trail, both as a businessman and through his community work over the years.

Helms is the owner of Larry S. Helms & Associates Insurance Agency and is a retired Lt. Colonel with the North Carolina Air National Guard, where he served for 31 years.  

Helms’ passion, however, is giving back and serving the community. He served two terms as an Indian Trail council member, as well as mayor of Indian Trail and a Union County commissioner. He was also on the Board of Transportation for six years. Helms was a founding member of the Union West Rotary Club and was its recent past president. He also chairs its Charitable Foundation. Helms is also the vice chair for Safer Communities, a program that provides life skills and other services for inmates and addicts. He is a chairperson for the First Baptist Church of Indian Trail Personnel Committee and Backpack Ministries, Inc., which fills 800 backpacks per week for students in 19 schools in the area.

“Indian Trail is full of people and organizations committed to giving back, and I’ve been privileged to be a small part of that over the years,” Helms said. “This is a great community, and I look forward to being a part of the Christmas parade again this year.”

Helms will kick off the Christmas parade at 4 p.m. starting at Post Office Drive. Floats will head down Indian Trail Road, turning right onto Matthews-Indian Trail Road before wrapping around Chestnut Square Park. There will be plenty of spots along the route to watch the parade. The event is sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance of Indian Trail.

“The Christmas parade is the perfect way to start the holidays, with so many seasonal and family-friendly activities available in one place,” said Hayden Kramer, Indian Trail’s Parks and Recreation manager. “Santa has told us this is one of his favorite events, and this year is shaping up to be the best one yet. Thank you to Larry Helms for leading the parade as grand marshal and to Farm Bureau Insurance for sponsoring the event.”

Numerous festivities will be held at Chestnut Square Park following the parade, including free s’mores and hot chocolate, crafts, pictures with Santa, a holiday trackless train and more.

The night will be capped off with the official Indian Trail Christmas Tree Lighting. All are invited to attend, take part in the festivities and welcome in the holiday season.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Indian Trail News

Town Manager Job Posting

Posted on: May 27, 2020
Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020: 50th Anniversary

Posted on: April 22, 2020
Bulk Pick-up Delayed

May 2020 Bulk Pick-Up Delayed

Posted on: April 21, 2020
Town Hall Closed

Town Hall to Close to the Public

Posted on: March 19, 2020

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

Posted on: March 13, 2020

Update - Union Count Boil Advisory

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Census 2020 to Begin in March

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Union County Early Voting

Posted on: February 19, 2020

State of Emergency Terminated

Posted on: February 7, 2020

Union County Declares State of Emergency

Posted on: February 7, 2020

February Issue of the Town Hall Bulletin

Posted on: February 4, 2020

January Issue of the Town Hall Bulletin

Posted on: January 3, 2020

2020 Town Council Meeting Schedule

Posted on: December 31, 2019

New Year's Week Schedule

Posted on: December 29, 2019

Indian Trail Residents are Holiday Heroes

Posted on: December 17, 2019

December Issue of the Town Hall Bulletin

Posted on: December 9, 2019

Indian Trail Remembers Ken Howe

Posted on: December 7, 2019

Christmas Week Schedule

Posted on: December 20, 2019
Mayor Michael Alvarez and Chuck Denny launch the Unity Challenge

The Unity Challenge

Posted on: November 27, 2019

CRTPO OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Posted on: November 18, 2019

November Issue of the Town Hall Bulletin

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Town Staff Get in the Halloween Spirit

Posted on: October 31, 2019

Indian Trail Bulk and e-Waste Pick-Up

Posted on: October 30, 2019

In Memory of Captain Chase Coble

Posted on: October 11, 2019

Fall Fest Returning to Indian Trail

Posted on: October 1, 2019

Upcoming Public Hearings - Oct. 22

Posted on: September 30, 2019

Indian Trail Resurfacing Work

Posted on: September 11, 2019