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Hold those floats for Holiday Lighted Parade in Morris

Entries wanted for Home for the Holidays parade

Santa Claus waives to bystanders as his float moves down Liberty Street during the 2018 Home for the Holidays Lighted Holiday Parade in downtown Morris.
Santa Claus waives to bystanders as his float moves down Liberty Street during the 2018 Home for the Holidays Lighted Holiday Parade in downtown Morris.

Fall has just begun, but the holiday season is right around the corner. And all those floats that helped make the 71st annual Grundy County Corn Festival parade a success are still needed.

The Home for the Holidays Parade Committee would like to invite area businesses and residents who participate in the parade to “hold their floats” and register to be in this year’s annual Lighted Holiday Parade, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29.

The HFTH Parade Committee encourages any group or individual to participate in the parade that begins at the corner of Franklin and Washington streets and concludes at Chapin Park with the annual lighting. The only requirement for any entry is the use of lights. Lights for entries may be battery-powered, glow lights or electrical lights powered by generators or electrical inverters. Entrants need to be in the lineup area between 3:30 and 5 p.m.

The holiday parade has been a staple on the Home for the Holidays calendar for many years, but the lighted nighttime parade has been an overwhelming success in more recent years. The parade will conclude at Chapin Park where the fun will continue with the lighting of the park, wagon rides, visits with Santa and more.

Anyone who would like to be a participant or sponsor for this year’s parade, call the Morris Downtown Development Partnership at 815-941-0245.

For information or an application, send an email to mddp@downtownmorris.com or visit the Morris Downtown Development Partnership’s website at www.downtownmorris.com.

The application deadline for the Home for the Holidays annual Lighted Holiday Parade is Nov. 22.

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