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Gaston County Jaycees Christmas Parade

Each year the Gaston County Jaycees host the Gastonia Christmas Parade. This year the parade will be on December 3rd at 4 p.m. on Main Ave. For details on entry please go to: http://gastoncojaycees.org/gastonia-christmas-parade/

Jaycee Creed

WE BELIEVE that faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; That government should be of laws rather than of men; That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; And that service to humanity is the best work of life!

Since it was written in 1947, Junior Chamber meetings all over the world recite the Creed at local, national and international meetings and functions. During that time there had been much discussion and interpretation of the Creed. The author himself said, “Every Member is free to interpret the Creed in the light of his own conscience.”  No matter what a member’s interpretation of the Creed may be, he or she should always practice what he or she believes. Many unsuccessful attempts have been made to change the Creed, but it has prevailed through the years and continues to be the covenant that holds the organization together. Many members have made the Creed their guide in life.