The 72nd Annual Holiday Parade, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored again this year by Hedrick Medical Center, HyVee and Midwest Gloves & Gear with a theme of “The Sounds of Christmas.”
The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 17th and will include floats and entries from many different organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses and individuals throughout Chillicothe. A number of bands or musical groups from around the area will also be involved as a part of the parade, including the Chillicothe High School Marching Hornets and the Chillicothe Middle School 7th-grade and 8th-grade bands.
This year’s parade set up will be similar to last year in the location of the main stage and announcing area. It will be located in the Jackson St. intersection near Washington St. between the Livingston County Courthouse and Citizens Bank & Trust. Announcers Dave Rogers and Bill Shaffer will be on hand to announce the parade.
Parade judging will take place during the parade, with the announcement of the winners to follow on Saturday afternoon. Entries will be judged in the following categories: Business entries, Non-Profit Group or Organization entries and Youth Organization entries.
Other holiday festivities planned around the parade include a Pancake Breakfast at the North Missouri Center for Youth in the morning then a Chili Luncheon at the Masonic Lodge and local holiday bazaars following at both the Elks Lodge and Bishop Hogan.
For more information contact the Chamber 660-646-4050 or [email protected]