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December 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
It’s that time of year again, Thanksgiving is over (thank god) and Christmas time is upon us. That means it’s time for the 42th annual Electric Christmas Parade! The event is TODAY Saturday December 2.
We will be meeting at the American Legion which is located at 735 Henry st. For those of you who have attended before, you know the drill, there will be food and drink available. (If any of you haven’t been to the legion before, they have a full bar!!)
Please be there between 3-3:30 so we can hand out clip boards and vests and go over what needs to be done for those of you who haven’t participate before. Parking at the legion will be somewhat limited. Legion members need to be able to get their float in and out of the parking lot for the parade. Try to carpool, but there will be extra parking along Gardner st. which is on the north side of the Legion Hall. DONT I repeat, DO NOT park on Henry st. in front of the legion, that is staging area 4.
At 4:00 is when we will disperse to our designated staging areas and help get everyone where they need to be. The parade starts promptly at 5:00. This year should be easier because all the floats are in numerical order now in the staging areas. There are usually 80+ floats in the parade so it will take a fair amount of time to send them all.
The theme for this year I believe is Star Wars! Feel free to wear your goofy Christmas hats and ugly sweaters and whatever Christmas costume you want. It’s been quite entertaining in previous years. (This is a family event, so keep it appropriate please!)
Once the last float is on its way we will return to the legion and the shenanigans will begin. We’ll have smoked chili, cheesy potatoes, and probably some chips and dip to snack on before hand. We’re running a tab at the bar but knowing this crew it might run out fast so bring some cash along as well. Don’t worry, drinks are cheap there, and strong! They have plenty of TVs too so we can watch the Wisconsin game.
Once we’ve worn out our welcome at the legion we will migrate south into town and continue to do work on our livers. (Thank god Christmas Caroling isn’t the next day anymore)
Any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.