From Tommie Crawford, City of Mansfield
The holiday season is fast approaching, and we have been busy planning one of the City’s most anticipated events of the year, the Annual Christmas Parade. The committee is planning one of the largest parades to date… pulling out all the stops. We anticipate more participation and entries than ever before. So make ready for a bevy of beautifully decorated floats and automobiles, more marching bands, and of course, the perennial visit from ole St. Nick himself. This year the parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, beginning at 2 p.m. Entrants can begin lining up at 11:00 a.m., with all units in place by 1:30p.m. You may enter the parade in any one of the following categories: floats, automobiles (cars, trucks, and vans), marching bands, performing/marching units for under 10 years of age and 10 years of age and up. Trophies will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each category. The entry fee is $30.00 and is due by December 2nd. If an entry form is received after December 2nd, that participant will be placed at the end of the parade and will not be judged. Entry forms for the parade can be found on the city’s social media sites.