Chamber of Commerce encourages early sign up for annual Christmas Parade

The Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents of the parish to sign up
early for their 2022 Christmas Parade that will be held in downtown Jonesboro on Saturday, November 26th. The theme for this year is “Old Fashion Christmas” and Santa will again be at the parade and in his house in the Christmas Park following. The deadline for entry is 11:30am on Friday, November 21nd.

The lineup for the parade at First Baptist Church parking lot in Jonesboro and will also end at
the church. No horse drawn carriages will be allowed in the parade because of safety reasons. All cars, trucks, motorcycles, and four-wheelers will line up at the Jonesboro-Hodge Methodist Church, located at the corner of 4th Street & Cooper Avenue. All participants in the Christmas Parade will be given a number for the lineup. Lineup information will be posted on the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce Facebook page if there are any questions. 

“Without your number, you cannot enter the lineup,” reminds Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce Director Wilda Smith. “Thousands of visitors come each year for our parade and fireworks. Let us show them a wonderful time and make their trip to Jonesboro one to remember!”

The three divisions for floats that will be judged are businesses, family and friends, and churches. If anyone would like to participate in the parade, the fees are listed on the entry forms. Forms for parade participants are available in a folder outside the front window at the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce.

GRAND MARSHALL NOMINATIONS:

The Grand Marshal, who will be honored in the 2022 Christmas Parade, will also be nominated
soon. To nominate someone for Grand Marshal in the parade, all nomination forms can be picked up at the front window of the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce or downloaded from Chamber web page. Only per person per form can be submitted. No letters of recommendation will be accepted.  Nomination forms should be completed and returned to the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce no later than 11:30am on Monday, October 24th. 

2022 CHRISTMAS PARADE ENTRY FORM 

Entry form can also be downloaded by clicking here

____________ WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE JACKSON PARISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 26TH. LINE-UP AT 300 P.M, IN THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PARKING LOT ON COOPER AVE. LINE-UP SHEETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SITE. WHEN YOU ARRIVE, PLEASE FIND YOUR SPOT AND GET IN LINE.

____________ WOULD LIKE OUR ENTRY TO BE JUDGED.
Costs: $45.00 entry fee for each float participant (truck pulling a trailer); $25.00 – Car/Truck/Golf Carts/4-wheelers; $30.00 – Performing Groups
Other: (Please explain on back of page.)
Make check payable to: Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce or JPCOC.
Floats only will be judged in one of three categories:(1) Business (2) Churches (3) Family & Friends
Cash prize award given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each division
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE CLEAN AND DECORATED, ONLY CHRISTMAS MUSIC PLAYING ON YOUR ENTRY FLOAT (NO LONGER THAN 85FT).

_____________WOULD LIKE OUR ENTRY NOT TO BE JUDGED.
Costs: $25.00 entry fee for each float participant (truck pulling a trailer); $5.00 entry fee for motorcycles, riding in Toy for Children; $10.00 – antique cars, trucks, golf carts, 4-wheelers, horses

NAME OF PERSON OR GROUP PARTICIPATING:
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PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR ENTRY IN DETAIL. IS IT A CAR, TRUCK, FLOAT OR OTHER TYPE OF ENTRY? WILL YOU HAVE TRAILERS? LENGTH OF TRUCK AND TRAILER? WE NEED TO KNOW TO HAVE PROPER SPACING OPEN FOR YOU IN THE LINE-UP.

NAME, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER OF PERSON TO BE CONTACTED IS:
____________________________________________________________________________

BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR YOUR GROUP FOR THE PARADE ANNOUNCER:
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For questions contact Wilda Smith @ 318-259-4693 from 8am-12pm,  Monday-Friday


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