2017 Annual Christmas Parade

The 2017 annual Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 5th beginning at 6 PM.  This year’s theme is “Christmas Lights ” – so incorporating lights (especially Christmas and high tech lights[blinking & flashing LED’s]) is the concept.  We encourage your creativity to dress your floats, vehicles, tractors, UTV/ATV’s with all types of lights while remembering the purpose of the season and event – Christmas.

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THIS YEAR.   THIS YEAR FLOATS WILL BE JUDGED AND A 1ST PLACE PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED!  Notice – the parade route has changed for 2017…see below.

 

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:

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.   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 insure 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 committee are final.

Parade Route (CHANGED FOR 2017):

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.

Parade Participant Lineup:

Lead Vehicle (Police or Fire); Pedestrian Participants (Band, ROTC, Etc); Floats; Motorcycles & ATV/UTVs; Antique Autos; Tractors; Politicians & Dignitaries; Firetrucks; Santa; Concluding Vehicle (Police or Fire)