I love the town of Belmont! As one caller noted years ago, “Belmont is the Ballantyne of Gaston County!” My wife’s boss opened up an outdoor store in Belmont, and I wanted to check it out. It also was the same day as the Belmont Christmas parade, which was way bigger and better than I thought it would be. After all, it was at 3:30 in the afternoon, who’s able to be IN a parade let alone go watch one? Well the answer is EVERYONE! It was so cool to see the streets lined with families ready to grab candy from people on floats. The only thing I would change would be at the end. Santa closed out the parade on the last float, but the float in front of him was a wedding dj. This guy was blasting USHER’s “You Make Me Wanna” while Santa was yelling “Merry Christmas!” HAHA. Next year, I’m going to make sure MRL is in it!