$250 offered for best homemade Christmas floats
by Karen Kissiah Staff Writer
This year’s Christmas parade will be twinkling in the twilight of the evening, say organizers of the annual event that usually takes place in the morning. Gail Paul, volunteer parade organizer, said she is excited about the changes she hopes this year will bring.
The parade will also be held much later in the season. It is set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Last year’s Christmas parade was held in November.
“Homemade floats are being encouraged as part of this year’s holiday event,” said Paul, with $250 cash prizes to be awarded in each of three categories: Best Holiday Season, Best Religious, and Best Overall. “While professional floats will continue to be welcomed, churches, schools, local businesses, organizations and civic groups are urged to enter a homemade float,” said Paul.
Only homemade or non-professional floats will be eligible for these prizes. For the contest, a homemade float has been defined as any float not created by a professional float company, said Paul. Individuals creating the floats may purchase and utilize “store bought” materials in constructing their float.
Contact Gail Paul at 843-498-7138 for additional details, or to register your parade entry.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, extension 224, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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