After receiving nearly 90 entries for this year’s Christmas parade theme, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner – “Peace On Earth.”
As the saying goes, “great minds think alike,” there were four people who all nominated the Peace On Earth idea. Rebekah Bennett, Mandy Miller, Robin Armentrout and Tamra Hall were all awarded Starbucks gift cards for their winning submissions.
“With all that is going in the world around us, the committee felt Peace On Earth was quite fitting. And when four people all submit the same idea, it’s obviously something that is on the minds of everyone,” said Chamber President Whitney Gentry.
There is no cost to put an entry in the parade.
Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m., Gentry says the parade is just one part of kicking off the holidays in Fayette County.
“It’s the whole weekend really, starting with Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and the parade and downtown activities on Sunday,” Gentry said.
Main Street will again have visits with Santa, carriage rides and other activities to be announced as the date approaches.
WVNU Lite 97.5FM is again partnering with the Chamber to sponsor awards for the categories of “Best Use of Theme” and “Most Creative.” Judging will take place at the parade line-up and winners will be announced as they pass the announcers’ stand.
Costumes By All Occasions is helping out with the parade and offering free costumes to anyone who needs them for their entry. Costumes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling 740-333-5400.
The parade route will copy last year with the line-up taking place at the Washington Court House Middle School and High School parking lots, exiting onto Elm Street, turning left on Columbus Avenue and going through town. The final turn will be onto Circle Avenue where the parade will end.
Parade entry forms are now available at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 206 E. Court St., or on their website: www.fayettecountyohio.com