Volume 51, Number 43

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 23, 2014

Planning underway for Byrdstown Christmas Parade

Submitted By Chris Thompson, Mayor of Byrdstown
It won't be long until Christmas is here with all
the fun things we do for the Holidays. I just wanted
to put a few things in the paper about the Christmas
Parade to get folks thinking about what they
might do this year.
This year’s Christmas theme is "A Christmas
Wonderland". I think the theme is broad enough to
give people many options and ideas for floats, costumes,
etc.
One thing that will be different this year is we
will open the float competition up to include one
more class for individuals who want to build a float.
It had been limited to civic, business, and church.
Last year there was a class called best decorated
Horse/Mule & Buggy. It will be two separate classes
this year which will be Best Decorated Horse and
Best Decorated Horse/Mule Buggy. This is so a decorated
horse doesn't have to compete with a
horse/mule buggy which can be decorated alot more.
Something else new for this year will be judging.
Line-up will be at the high school beginning at 10:45
a.m. with judging to be done at 12:15 p.m. at the
high school before the parade begins. Everyone who
is to be judged will have to be in line by 12:15 p.m.
This will allow us to have the prize money soon after
the parade and will keep everyone from having to
stop in front of city hall to be judged.
We will also have a Mr. and Mrs. Clause this year
from Maynord and Sons Petting Zoo. They will ride
the fire truck in the parade and will be on the
square afterward with a real sleigh and real reindeer.
If people bring their own camera, pictures
will be free. Otherwise they will offer 4x6 pictures
for $3 and 8x10 pictures for $5. I think the children
will love the reindeer.
We are still working on some additional things
with the parade and will let you know about them
soon. So be sure and start making plans to be a part
of the Christmas parade and don't forget that Jesus
is the real reason we celebrate this wonderful holiday.

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