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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Nice weather, many entries forecast for parade

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  • Plenty of sunshine and a high temperature in the upper 50s is forecast for this Saturday, along with nearly 100 entries in the 66th annual Holiday Parade.
    The parade is presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored again this year by Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe Hy-Vee, and Midwest Gloves & Gear.
    The parade will start at 10 a.m., and will include floats and entries from many different organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses, and individuals throughout Chillicothe.
    A number of bands or musical groups from around the area will also be involved as a part of the parade, including the Chillicothe High School Marching Hornets and the Chillicothe Middle School 7th grade and 8th grade bands.
    Those unable to attend the Holiday Parade in person will be able to watch a re-broadcast of the entire parade on Zito Media Cable Channel 6 at the following dates and times: Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. Mark Warren, owner of Sharp Focus Video, will also make DVDs available for sale to those who would like a copy.
    "Our hope is to also have the parade posted to YouTube, so that it could be viewed there as well in the weeks following."
    There will be one stage location this year, in front of the Livingston County Courthouse. Announcers Betty Preston Steele and Dave Rogers will return again to announce the parade. Entries with a performance aspect to their entry are asked to keep the routine short so as not to cause large gaps or delays in the parade.
    Parade judging will take place during the parade, with the announcement of the winners to follow on Saturday afternoon. Entries will be judged in the following categories: Business entries, Non-Profit Group or Organization entries, and Youth Organization entries.
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