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2018 Chillicothe Holiday Parade Theme Announced
09 10 18 CT

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that "The Songs of Christmas" has been chosen as the 2018 Holiday Parade theme. The Holiday Parade this year will be sponsored by Hy-Vee, Hedrick Medical Center and Midwest Gloves & Gear. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 17, 2018, in downtown Chillicothe and will include floats, bands, vehicles, animals, mascots, and, of course, Santa. All businesses, organizations, churches, youth groups, scout troops and schools are encouraged to have an entry for the parade. The 72nd Annual Holiday Parade is organized by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce through its Parade Committee.

"Entry forms are required for parade entry," according to Crystal Narr. "You may pick up the form at the Chillicothe Commerce Center, 514 Washington Street, during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm." "The committee chose the parade theme this year based off many wonderful songs that are used to celebrate the holiday season," explained Narr. "We hope people will have fun coming up with related themes for the entries this year based off of their favorite Christmas songs."

All participants are asked to decorate their parade entry. Entries can choose to be in judged or non-judged categories. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three places in each judged category. The judged categories are business, youth organizations, and non-profit organizations. Entry is free if received by Friday, November 2, 2018. After that date, a $25 fee will be charged for each entry. For more information, contact the Chamber 660 646-4050 or


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