Town Of Canton Looking To Define Acceptable Parade Displays After Marchers Carried Confederate Flags

Nov 22, 2017

Parades are a holiday season staple.  The town of Canton's Christmas parade is scheduled for December 7th.  It will be the first parade in the Haywood County town since the Labor Day parade, where several marchers showed up carrying Confederate flags.  Town officials have been trying to decide how to prevent similar displays in the future.  Canton Alderman Dr. Ralph Hamlett has been leading the effort to define what will be acceptable parade displays in the future.  Several town residents showed up at a board meeting earlier this month to give their opinions on what to do.  Smoky Mountain News reporter Cory Vaillancourt joined BPR's Matt Bush in studio to recap what has been happening in Canton, and what the next steps are in the process.