Happy New Year! In Lewisburg, people of all ages kicked off 2009 with a parade that's been around for 150 years. The Shanghai Parade began at noon on New Year's Day, in historic Lewisburg on Washington Street. There were plenty of floats and people dressed up in wacky costumes. The local fire department, rescue squad, along with the Newly elected Sheriff, Jim Childers. The streets were lined with people and enjoyed the parade and visiting with friends to start the New Year. Lewisburg is a great place to visit anytime with the shops, resturants, the tourist love to walk the streets and just window shop. Plan your visit to Lewisburg, West Virginia soon.