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Monett Christmas parade Saturday

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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The Monett High School Marching Pride playing in the 2011 Monett Christmas Parade. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
Monett's annual Christmas parade, sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday on Broadway. This year's theme is "Monett Express" and the public is encouraged to attend the traditional event.

Parade Chairman Rod Anderson said "We are very excited about this year's lineup which features 20 more entries than we had last year. I hope that everyone in the Monett region will come out and watch, and then shop our local merchants afterward."

The parade will proceed west down Broadway from Eighth Street. Participants are asked to check in with Grand Marshal Dayton Mackey at Eighth and East Broadway by 9 a.m. The Kiwanis Club will direct participants to the proper spot.

Late entries are welcome but will not be judged. Those in the running for trophies and ribbons will be judged prior to the beginning of the parade. Bands will be judged as they pass the judges' stand at Fourth and Broadway. Heno Head will again serve as master of ceremonies and announce the parade entries as they pass.

Awards not presented prior to the parade will be available at the chamber office, located at 200 E. Broadway, after the parade ends.

Broadway will be closed to traffic after 8 a.m. Vehicles parked on Broadway will be asked to move. Handicapped parking will be available at the Sixth Street parking lot.

The Monett Historical Society will again have the museum open at 705 E. Broadway. Free hot chocolate will be offered by society members dressed as Harvey Girls, recalling the historic Harvey House that served train passengers in Monett's early decades.

The advance lineup for the parade follows:

* Police Escort

* Color Guard - VFW-American Legion-DAV

* Santa on fire truck

* Monett Pride Marching Band

* Monett Miss Merry Christmas Attendant - Bertha Alberto

* Monett Miss Merry Christmas Attendant - Anna Cloud

* Monett Miss Merry Christmas Queen - Raigan Ratliff

* Float - Tri-County Pregnancy Resource Center

* Shriners - Barry County Firehouse Gang in a Model T Fire Engine

* Shriners - Abou Ben Adhem Director's Staff with two antique fire trucks

* Float - Security Finance

* Truck - 1956 Green Ford F100

* Auto - 1956 Blue and White Ford Victoria

* Auto - 1923 Black Ford Coupe

* Business - Temple Baptist Church

* Truck - Monett Rural Fire Department Pumper Truck

* Truck - Monett Rural Fire Department Brush Truck

* Organization - Lawrence/Barry USBC Association

* Auto - Fairview Antique Auto Club

* Auto - Red 1967 Ford Fairlane

* Organization - Cassville Bowlers Association

* Float - Monett Christian Academy

* Auto - Tan 1929 Essex Sedan

* Auto - 1929 Ford Cabaret Roadster

* Special Marching Unit - Cup Scout Pack 140

* Organization - Monett Masonic Lodge

* Business - Doug's Pro Lube

* Auto - Orange 1971 Chevy Nova

* Business - Century 21 Properties Unlimited

* Business - Century 21 Properties Unlimited

* Auto - 1929 Model A Convertible

* Truck - Green and White 1956 Chevy

* Band - Billings Junior High and High School Marching Band

* Auto - 1948 Black Chevy Fleetmaster

* Float - St. Lawrence Catholic School

* Business - Aaron's Sales and Lease

* Auto - Green and Black 1968 Chevy Camaro

* Auto - Purple 1992 Ford Aerostar

* Float - New Site Baptist Church PRAD Ministry

* Motorcycles - New Site Riders

* Float - Seneca FFA

* Business - PDC Studios

* Float - Scott Techology Center Preschool

* Special Marching Unit - Scott Regional Technology Center Junior ROTC

* Auto - Monett Cubs 1995 Jeep Wrangler

* Band - Pierce City Eagle Pride

* Float - Pierce City High School

* VOICES Youth Program

* Truck - Tri State Motor Transit - 1954 Green Truck

* Float - Living Water Fellowship

* Truck - Thomas Towing - 1980 Green Chevy Wrecker

* Truck - Thomas Towing - 1995 Green and White Chevy Rollback

* Tractor - Thomas Towing - 1948 Red International Cub

* Tractor - Rausch's Blueberries - 1950 Red International Harvester

* Tractor - Kelly Bremer - 1930 Gray McCormick Deering

* Tractor - Leon Hilton - 1943 Green and Yellow John Deere

* Tractor - Alan Oberman - 1955 Green John Deere 70

* Band - Purdy Marching Band

* Purdy Royalty - TBD

* Float - The Hideout

* Auto - 1969 Red Chevy Corvette

* Auto - 1957 Black Chevy BelAir

* Auto - 1970 Silver and White Volkswagen Hot Rod

* Auto - 1964 Red Volkswagen Dune Buggy

* Business - Hospice Compassus

* Motorcycles - Bikers Against Child Abuse

* Auto - Cassville Cruisers

* Business - Monett Area YMCA

* Float - Santa's Christmas Deer Buggy

* Tractor - 1959 Red Farmall 350

* Equestrian Mounted - Keeton Family and Friends

* Equestrian Horse-Drawn - Monett FFA

* Equestrian Horse Drawn - Sammy Woods

* Equestrian Horse Drawn - Double Horn Ranch

* Equestrian - Barry County Mounted Search & Rescue

* Equestrian - Ronnie Myers



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