Time to think about the Vilonia Christmas parade

--This is not a school sanctioned event but one that students, staff and parents may be interested in attending.

Time to begin readying for the Vilonia Christmas parade set for Saturday, Dec. 3.  The theme is “Visions of Christmas.”

 Ed Sellers, athletic director/ assistant superintendent with the Vilonia School District, has been selected as the parade’s grand marshal. He will lead the way from the city park to the high school cafeteria. 

Line-up for the parade will begin at 3 p.m. The judging will be held at 5 p.m. and the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Last year, there were more than 62 entries—a majority were floats. Adhering to the parade rules, all were decked out with lights. Again, that will be the case this year.

Floats, flatbeds, four-wheelers and horses will be allowed. Also, participants may toss candy to those standing on the sidelines. However, there is to be only one Santa Clause and he will ride on the Vilonia Fire Department truck.

There is no charge to participate and entry forms are available at the Vilonia City Hall or on the city of Vilonia website.

After the parade Santa will be set up at the high school cafeteria where photos will be provided.  Also, the Museum of Veterans and Military History will hold their traditional Soup Supper/Auction at the cafeteria with a bowl of soup, cornbread, drink and dessert for $5. The auction will begin at 6:30.

Should there be inclement weather, the events will be held Dec. 10.