Saturday, November 24, 2012

TOP STORY >> Cities request entries for holiday events

Cabot’s annual Christmas parade has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

This year’s parade theme is “It’s a Dr. Seuss Christmas!” Participants are asked to select an idea or image that represents their favorite memory or interpretation of the theme and use it to design a float. Several marching bands, clowns and veterans groups have already signed up to march with Santa Claus.

Entry forms, parade rules and route maps are available at the Veterans Park Community Center, the Cabot Chamber of Commerce office and online at

The deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 3. Completed forms, along with a $10 entry fee, should be sent to Cabot Christmas Parade P.O. Box 1101 Cabot, Ark. 72023.

For more information, call 501-920-2122 or e-mail

 Jacksonville’s 54th annual Christmas parade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

This year’s theme is “Rockin’ Christmas.”

The entry fee for floats and vehicles is $20. For more information or to participate, call the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club at 501-982-4316.

 The Beebe Chamber of Commerce will host its annual lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. This year’s theme is “A Rockin’ Christmas.

The parade entry fee is $10 for organizations and businesses wanting to enter a float.

Floats will be judged in four categories: civic, commercial, education and religious.

Classic cars, tractors, motorcycles, horses, four-wheelers and bicycles must be lighted.

All entries must be lighted. Entry forms are available at the Beebe Chamber of Commerce office in city hall or at

Entry forms must be turned in by Nov. 26. For more information, call the chamber at 501-882-8135.

 Sherwood Advertising and Promotions Commission will host the annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 along Kiehl Avenue.

This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World.” Santa has already RSVPed and no other Santas will be allowed.

For more information and parade rules, call the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce at 501-835-7600 or Tom Brooks at 501-350-6759.

 Ward will host its annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Visit for parade entry or call the city of Ward reception office at 501-843-7686.