Christmas parades set for Saturday
There will be two Christmas parades in the Tri-City area Saturday night. Both the Marked Tree and Tyronza Christmas parades are set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
The theme of the Marked Tree parade is "A Rockin' Christmas. Cash prizes will be awarded to floats for the best overall use of the theme, best decorated recreational vehicle, best antique car or truck, best dressed child and best dressed pet.
The parade route will began at First Delta Bank on Hester Parker Road. All participates should enter on Riverside Drive and turn onto Newsom. No one will be allowed to park or enter on Hester Parker Road except the Marked Tree fire truck and police escorts.
Line up will began at 4 p.m. and the parade will start at 6 p.m.
Organizers ask that everyone stay off the streets along the parade route for the safety of the parade watchers as well as the participants.
A Christmas tree lighting ceremony will follow the parade at the corner of Poinsett and Frisco Streets next to Pulaski Bank. Parade winners will be announced, and Santa and Mrs. Santa will be there for pictures with children.
Those needing more information should call Linda at 358-3785 or Soozi and 358-4998.
Tyronza Christmas Parade will begin at Tyronza Elementary School and proceed down Main Street to the railroad tracks. Lineup will begin at the school at 5 p.m. and the parade will begin at 6 p.m.
The name of the winning float's creators will be engraved on a four foot traveling trophy.
For more information about the Christmas Parade call Tyronza City Hall at 870-487-2168.