Plans underway for 66th annual Pierce City Christmas Parade

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Applications available online

Plans are underway now for the 66th annual Pierce City Christmas Parade, slated for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, with the theme, “Merry Christmas to All.”

Check-in for floats and parade entries will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Pierce and Gibbs streets, where they will be directed to their position in the lineup. Drivers are asked to enter from Myrtle Street onto Pierce. Signs will be posted.

Only one award will be given this year, the Mayor’s Award, for best entry. Judging will take place from 4:30-5 p.m. at the lineup. This is an evening parade, and lights on entries are recommended.

Entries should have their organization’s name visible on both sides of the entry. Drivers are asked to come to a full stop in front of the announcer’s stand for recognition. Driver’s vision should not be impaired by float or entry decorations. All riders should be secured on the float or display at all times to prevent injuries.

Those distributing candy from parade entries are asked to toss the goodies gently at the feet of spectator’s assembled at curbside, and not in the street where children might run out to grab it.

Entries are not allowed to display a Santa Claus on their float or in a driven vehicle.

All animal entries, equestrian and otherwise, are to remain under owner control at all times.

Applications are available online at Pierce City Arts Council – PCAC.

For more information, people may call Becky Golubski at 417-489-3041 or email beckygolubski39@yahoo.com

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