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Christmas parade expects good turnout
by Zack Steen
Nov 03, 2017 | 3890 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Downtown Corinth comes to life with Christmas spirit each year on the first Saturday in December.

Not much will change this year as Main Street Corinth hosts the 2017 edition of the Corinth/Alcorn County Christmas Parade.

Entries are now being accepted for the parade set for Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

“We’ve already had a ton of calls and messages about signing up – this could be one of our biggest years,” said Main Street Corinth Director Angela Avent.

This year’s parade theme is “Fairytale Christmas.”

“We think the ‘Fairytale Christmas’ theme will allow people to use their creative nature to interpret how to incorporate the theme into their floats,” added Avent.

Application deadline for parade entries is Nov. 18.

The annual event normally features more than 100 entries, including marching bands, floats and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. The parade route begins near First Baptist Church on Fillmore Street in downtown Corinth.

“The parade serves as a great community event,” said Avent. “It brings people of all walks of life and areas of the county together to celebrate the Christmas season.”

Entry cost includes industrial float $100; business float $75; church, civic club or school float $40; vehicle $40; and walking groups $25. School bands receive free entry.

No animals are allowed in the parade and Main Street requires that no float have a Santa.

Due to outdated equipment not owned by Main Street, the parade has not been shown on local cable TV in recent yards. Avent hopes to change that this year.

“We plan to use Facebook Live to broadcast the Christmas parade,” she added. “If everything works out, we will begin using this technology every year.”

(Parade entry applications are available at The Alliance office on Wick Street. To request an application, email corinthmainstreet@gmail.com. For more information, contact Avent at 662-665-1600.)
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