Franklin parade seeking applicants
The Franklin Chamber of Commerce has entry forms available for the 2012 Christmas Parade. With “A Country Christmas” as this year’s theme, the parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 25.
Judging of the floats will begin promptly at 2 p.m., and prize money will be awarded.
Terry Bradley will be this year’s Grand Marshall. Bradley served 30 years on the Franklin Police Department and was chief of police for 18 of those years. Each entry can choose its own location to disband. No Santas are allowed on any float other than the traditional Santa float, which signifies the end of the parade. Candy cannot be thrown but is allowed to be handed out by walkers alongside the float. ATVs or motorcycles are prohibited. Businesses wishing to purchase the use of a commercial float may do so again this year at a cost of $500. Entry fees are $25 for all entries.
www.franklin-chamber.com or 828.524.3161.
Waynesville parade deadline nearing
Titled “Dreaming of a White Christmas,” the annual Waynesville Christmas Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. The deadline for parade applicants is noon Nov. 16.
The parade route starts at Walnut/Main Street, proceeds south on Main Street and ends at the intersection of Haywood/Main Street.
No Santas are allowed on any float other than the traditional Santa float, which signifies the end of the parade. Candy cannot be thrown but is allowed to be handed out by walkers alongside the float. Large vehicles are prohibited. Full rules, entry fees and applications can be found online.