By Jessie Gurner
WATER VALLEY – The Water Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has several holiday events planned, starting with the Christmas parade on December 2. The theme this year is “Songs of the Season” and the parade will begin at 6 p.m. It will head up Main Street from the Crawford Sports Complex and continue past the First Baptist Church and CAC.
Parade chairman Tonya Eubanks reported organizers hope this year’s parade will be bigger and better than last year. “It was awesome and will be hard to top. I think Water Valley will be magical again this year – just like last year.”
Currently the parade has 80 participants and more than 24 floats. The deadline for entry is this Friday and entry forms are available at the Chamber office or by contacting Eubanks at 662-609-7370 or email@example.com.
A $150 grand prize will be awarded to the Best Float Overall and $50 for each top float in the following categories: Business, Non-Profit Organization (i.e. Main Street Association, Rotary Club etc.), School/School
Organizations, Churches/Religious Groups, Best Decorated Vehicle (non float i.e. Queens, Trucks/Cars not pulling a float), Best Vintage Vehicle, and Best Performance (Marching Bands, Dancers, Cheerleaders, etc).
Eubanks asks all participants to be at the Crawford Sports Complex prior to 5:30 to line up. Also, the parade organizers remind everyone that due to safety issues no candy will be throw from the floats or cars this year. Any group wanting to give away candy should have someone walk alongside and hand it out.
Next on Friday, December 9, join Frosty and Friends from 5 until 8 p.m. as Christmas in the Valley returns with food, entertainment and carriage rides.
The Junior Auxiliary of Water Valley will be hosting pictures with Santa at The Magnolia Coffee Co. on Main Street and the Water Valley Main Street Association will be holding their second Cookie Stroll.
“Gather with family and friends for both these events to spread some Christmas cheer as we usher in the holidays!” invited Chamber President Rhonda Burchett.