Holiday Parade set for Nov. 23

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that “Happy, Happy, Happy Holidays” has been chosen as the 2013 Holiday Parade theme. The Holiday Parade this year will be sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center, Hy-Vee and Midwest Gloves & Gear.
The parade will begin at 10:00 am 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 67th 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 Lindy Chapman. “You may pick up the form at the Chillicothe Commerce Center, 514 Washington Street, or print one from our website at under the ‘Featured Event’ heading.”
“The committee chose the parade theme this year based on the popularity of the TV show Duck Dynasty,” explained Chapman.  “They hope it will lend itself to fun, theme-oriented holiday decorations for the entries.”
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, Nov. 8, 2013.  After that date, a $25 fee will be charged for each entry.
For more information, contact the Chamber 660-646-4050 or