Kiwanis parade

The Kiwanis Club of Sulphur will be hosting its annual Christmas Parade in Sulphur on Friday, November 30, 2018, beginning at 6 p.m.

Parade lineup will begin at 4 p.m. and all units should be in place by 5:30.

As in all previous parades, the Sulphur Kiwanis Club will provide the arrival of Santa Claus as the highlight at the end of the parade. Santa Claus or any other representation of Santa Claus should not be included in the theme of any other float, group or vehicle. The arrival of Santa at the end of the parade will mark the beginning of the holiday season in Sulphur.

The parade is scheduled on a Friday evening in order to be a significant part of a city-wide “Christmas Under the Oaks” celebration being planned by the Brimstone Museum and the City of Sulphur. Line-up for the parade will be on the “S” curve between Kroger and the intersection with Loretto Drive. Except for specific units, line up will be first come-first served basis. Kiwanis members will be there to assist parade entrants.

You should pay $25 for each unit or performing group that you enter. If you have a float and a performing group, the total entry fee will be $50.

The parade, as it was last year, is scheduled at an evening hour — after dark. Therefore, each float must be lighted with Christmas lights. The Kiwanis Club suggests the more lights the better.

Each float or entry should provide a generator. The use of the generator should provide ample power for each unit to also include music. All music used in the presentation of your floats, vehicle or performing unit should be seasonally appropriate music. Any style of music may be used if it has a Christmas theme or message.  The more music the better, but please keep it appropriate so the parade will be a pleasant experience for all age viewers. This parade is most definitely a family event.

For more information contact Russell Castille at 337-503-9972 or email rcastille@merchantsandfarmers.com. Parade entries are to be returned by mail to: Christmas Parade c/o Russell Castille, 975 S. Beglis Parkway, Sulphur LA 70663, or hand delivered to the same address.