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Deadline nearing for Christmas parade

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The deadline is approaching to enter the Crawfordsville Christmas Parade.

Applications are accepted until Friday for floats and groups to participate in the event, which steps off at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

This year’s theme is “Christmas in Whoville,” inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” The parade is organized by the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Nucor Steel.

As of late last week, just 17 entries had been received.

Floats should not include Santa or Mrs. Claus, who traditionally cap off the parade. The floats are judged on how they relate to the theme, creativity and degree of difficulty.

Plaques are awarded for first, second and third places in youth and adult categories.

Candy and other items may be handed out to spectators, but not thrown from floats due to previous safety issues.

Police ask groups stopping to perform at the courthouse reviewing stand limit their routines to two minutes per group to keep the parade moving.

Any changes in the schedule will be announced on the local radio stations.

A representative from each group is required to attend a mandatory informational meeting held at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at Fusion 54.

Completed application forms should be sent to the Chamber at 101 W. Main St., 4th Floor; Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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