The Vian Lions Club will kick off the holiday season in Sequoyah County with its 40th annual Christmas parade, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5.
Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Vian Baptist Church. Judging will be at 5:45 p.m. and the parade will start at 6 p.m. A $100 prize will go to the grand prize float of the parade.
This year’s theme is “Songs of the Holidays” and the Vian High School band has been chosen as grand marshals.
Those interested in participating in the parade are asked to email entry forms to Karen Fisher at email@example.com. Entry forms are available at the Vian Tenkiller News office, Miss Lilly’s or Armstrong Bank in Vian.
Parade categories are as follows: Float (pulled by motorized vehicle), 4-wheeler/ATV, Motorcycle/Bicycle, Color Guard, Honorable Mention (Judge’s discretion), Animal (with or without cart), Band, and School Club.
Other award winners will receive cash prizes as well, including Honorable Mention, $50; second place, $75 and third place, $50. There will also be a $50 prize for each category winner. The winner of the School Club category will also receive $100.
Santa Claus will be on hand at the gazebo in Vian’s downtown park, along with the announcement of parade winners.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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