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Annual Christmas parade, ‘Salute to the Troops – Home for Christmas’ is Dec. 1st

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NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 — With November just around the corner, now is the time to start planning your club, group or organization’s entry in the 2016 Bardstown-Nelson County Kiwanis Christmas Parade.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Salute to the Troops – Home for Christmas. In keeping with this theme, the grand marshals will be members of the Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery of the Kentucky National Guard who fought and served in Vietnam. The parade is presented by Hometown Radio WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. The route is the same as year’s past — beginning near Fifth and Broadway the parade will travel east to North Third Street, then south to Court Square and west two blocks to turn north on North Fifth Street.

Parade-goers can expect the same great parade fun as in years past,other aspects of the parade are not the same this year, including an earlier deadline for entries in the parade.

Hometown Radio WBRT’s own Fred Hagan and Darren George will serve as the parade announcers.

HOW TO ENTER. Entry forms for the parade are part of the parade brochure, available now at the Welcome Center in the Old Court House and at WBRT studios, 106 South Third St.

Parade entries who apply before the Nov. 21 will pay a $25 entry fee. Those who apply after Nov. 21 will be required to pay a $50 entry fee. The final deadline for entries is Monday, Nov. 28.

For those who wish to enter the parade, the entries will beginning lining up at specific times beginning at 4 p.m. The parade brochure states entries will begin lining up at 3 p.m., but it was changed to 4 p.m. to allow time for dismissal of local schools.

According to parade chairman Sylvia Horlander, each parade entry will be give a specific time to arrive and be placed in the parade lineup between.

Vehicles and walking groups will gather in the Bardstown City Schools and line up along the Broadway end of Tiger Alley.

Horlander stressed the importance of getting parade applications in as early as possible. No entries will be accepted after the Nov. 28 cutoff date.

For more information, contact Sylvia Horlander at WBRT, (502) 348-3943 or sylvia@wbrtcountry.com.

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