Christmas parade to be held December 4
By Lillian Karr
The Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held Friday, Dec. 4, beginning at Nichols parking lot. Lineup time is 4:30 p.m.
All clubs, organizations, churches or individuals may participate. The fee to enter to be judged is $20 for floats and $15 for vehicles. No horses or 4-wheelers allowed.
The parade theme is “Christmas in DeQuincy, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.” The prizes for floats will be 1st place $50, 2nd place $25 and 3rd place $15.
For prizes for vehicles are 1st place $25, 2nd place $15 and 3rd place $10.
This is a family event. No indecent music, clothing or behavior permitted. Floats or vehicles can have music but must be kept to an acceptable level.
This is a nonstop parade. Stationary performances are not permitted. Approved throws only: individually wrapped candy, doubloons, plastic cups and beads. The Chamber will provide “Santa”. No other Santa suits.
The Chamber will host the program in the McNamara Park at 6:30 p.m. There will be music, dancers, choral groups and students from the Primary School singing. Also, First Baptist Church will be giving out free hot chocolate and Glenn Dean Insurance will have free popcorn. There will be vendors selling baked goods and crafts. Bring your lawn chairs.
Then beginning at 7:30 p.m. there will be fireworks at the ballpark.