Christmas parade route shifts back to downtown

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Plans to extend Saturday’s Christmas parade route have changed, and lead off will begin in a familiar spot.

Minden Greater Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jana Morgan said line up will take place beside First United Methodist Church, extending to McDonald Street.

“Nothing else has changed as it pertains to the parade,” Morgan said.

Dawn Glass Stewart will serve as Grand Marshal.

The sign up date to enter the parade has passed, however, the following rules are for those who will participate.

Please do not bring vehicles, trailers or floats to line up before 3:30 p.m. 

Parade entries should feature a favorite Christmas Carol or song as inspiration. Build a float or other parade entry to illustrate the theme of the song. Have music playing for an extra touch. Add lights and colors to make the entry unique.

If you are throwing candy or trinkets you MUST have adult walkers on either side of your unit and throwers must wear a mask.

Awards include the following:

Best Band

Best Marching Group 

Santa’s Award – Given to the overall outstanding entry presenting and illustrating the  theme “Twas The Night Before Christmas!”

Spectacular Sparkles -Given to the entrant that presents an outstanding display of lights and/or other type of illuminations

Awards will be presented in the front of the Minden Civic Center at 6:45 p.m. (or after parade ends).

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