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monticelloGreater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & White County Visitors Bureau to host Annual Christmas Parade on December 1st

The 2018 Christmas Parade sponsored by the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and White County Visitors Bureau is scheduled on Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Kevin Page, WMRS Sunny 107.7 Radio, with Butch Kramer will emcee the annual parade.

“Annually, Kevin and Butch are parade emcees. They do an amazing job announcing the parade entries, said Chamber President Jack Faker. “For several years, we have hosted an evening parade, the Parade of Lights. Last year, we had a record number of parade participants and crowd watching the parade. We are looking forward to another successful event this year.”

Parade Grand Marshal will be Casey Crabb, the 2018 George Armstrong Spencer Award Winner. Also in the parade will be the Chamber Business of the Year, Monticello Ace Hardware and Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Clarissa Cobb.

“Last year, we added three new Judge’s Awards, in addition to giving awards to the top five entries,” said Janet Dold, Executive Director. “Judges will select a Spectacular Sparkles Award, Most Creative Award, and a Parade Judges Pick. We hope that this will recognize as many entries as possible, and create a more level field for judging entries.”

Parade check-in time at Meadowlawn Elementary School Parking Lot (South Street Entrance) will begin at 4:00 p.m. The Ohio Street Entrance will be closed until the parade starts. The deadline for receiving entries is Tuesday, November 29th. Late entries will be put at the parade end in the order in which they are received.

“Last year’s floats were outstanding,” said Faker. “We welcome industrial, small businesses, schools, churches and clubs to participate. What better way to show your pride in our community than by being a part of this holiday tradition!”

Parade applications are available at the Chamber office, 105 West Broadway, Monticello or call the Chamber office at 574-583-7220. The application is also available on The Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau Facebook Event page or click to access below.

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