2018 Annual Christmas Parade

 

The 2018 annual Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 4th beginning at 6 PM.  This year’s theme is “The Songs of Christmas,” so we expect to hear lots of singing on your float!  We encourage your creativity to dress your floats, vehicles, tractors, UTV/ATV’s with all types of lights and decorations while remembering the purpose of the season and event – Christmas.  

 

FLOATS WILL BE JUDGED AND A 1ST PLACE PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED!  2017 winning float was the Cub Scouts.

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.   If you, or your organization, would like to participate please call Dr. Neal Vickers, the Chamber Executive Director at 870/483-5424, or the Trumann Municipal Complex at 870/483-5355.

 

See rules below regarding participation.

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Parade Rules:
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  • Lineup begins at 5 PM in the parking lot of the old Price Chopper (north Hwy 463).

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Thank you for participating in our annual Christmas Parade.  The Chamber of Commerce appreciates your desire to help us have an enjoyable community event.  Please be sure to read and follow all rules below for everyone’s safety. 

 

Individuals and organizations in the parade are expected to perform courteously, in good taste, and with safety in mind at all times during the formation, execution, and progression of the parade.

 

No firearms, fireworks, or alcohol allowed by participants in the parade.

 

Vehicular participants in the parade must maintain control of their automobile, float, ATV/UTV, tractor, or motorcycle at all times.  Inattentive or reckless driving is prohibited (no spinning of tires or burnouts) – no exceptions (it’s the law).   Keep at least 50 feet between each participating unit.  All local, state and federal driving laws must be observed and will be enforced.

 

Vehicular participants must possess valid driver’s license and current liability insurance.  Drivers of any type of participating vehicle (including ATV/UTV) must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Children participating in the parade must be accompanied by parents or approved organizational sponsors with legal authority and must be pre-approved by parade officials.

 

Throwing candy is allowed, however, to ensure the safety of bystanders, if you choose to throw candy be sure it does not hit bystanders and it makes it to the edge of the road.  We do not want children entering the roadway to retrieve candy and become endangered.

 

Floats must not exceed 15 feet in height.

 

Horses must be ridden and controlled by their rider/owner at all times.  No horse rides may be given.  Due to horse droppings, all horses will be last in the parade.

 

All participants of the parade are individually liable for their participation, actions, and consequences.  Appropriate liability insurance is recommended for all parade participants.

 

The Chamber of Commerce Parade Committee reserves the right to remove any participant at any time for inappropriate or unsafe actions.  Decisions of the chamber parade committee are final.

 

Parade Route:

Begin at ‘old Price Chopper’ parking lot- proceed south on Hwy. 463 to Trumann Plaza (505 Hwy 463 S. – 1.6 miles straight down Hwy 463).  Please observe caution because of the extreme number of pedestrians in the area – and during the entire parade route.  Watch for kids running out into the street to get candy. 

 

Parade Participant Lineup:

Lead Vehicle (Police); Pedestrian Participants (Band, ROTC, Etc); Floats; Tractors; Motorcycles & ATV/UTVs; Antique Autos; Commercial Vehicles; Politicians & Dignitaries; Ambulances, Police, Firetrucks;  Fire Engine with Santa; Concluding Vehicle – (Police).