By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Pulaski County Jaycees want this year’s Christmas parade in Pulaski to be just “dreamy,” so parade entries are encouraged to reflect the theme “Christmas Dreams.”
Lin Martin, parade chair, said entries are now being taken for the Thursday, Dec. 6 parade. Donations also are needed to help cover the cost of the annual event. Anyone wishing to participate in the parade and/or make a donation should call Martin at 577-1197 by the Nov. 28 entry deadline.
Without a doubt, the parade’s most popular participant, especially among the children, is Santa Claus. Despite his busy schedule, Martin said the Jolly Ole’ Elf has marked the date on his calendar and will be arriving in town in time to catch a ride on a Pulaski Fire Department truck.
Other favorites sure to delight the crowd will include Pulaski County High School Golden Cougar Marching Band and the Kazim Shriners characters and hillbillies.
Parade lineup begins at 6 p.m. at Duncan Bridge on First Street N.E. and heads west on First Street to Jefferson Avenue. The parade begins on Jefferson at 7, turns right onto Main Street and continues east to Tractor Supply and the Food Lion shopping center, where it disbands.
Plaques are presented to the best youth, adult and commercial entries, with judging taking place in front of Pulaski County Courthouse.
Martin said last year’s parade had about 30 entries.