Wednesday, December 09, 2015

TOP STORY >> Ward and Cabot parades this weekend

Ward and Cabot will hold their annual Christmas parades this weekend.

• The Ward Christmas Parade will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The entry fee is $5. Applications must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at the Ward Municipal Complex receptionist office.

The parade will line up along Front Street and travel up Markham Street from Front Street to Hwy. 367, then turn left past the Dollar General store and up to Hickory Street, ending in front of City Hall along Fourth Street.

The parade’s grand marshal will be state Rep. Joe Farrer (R-Austin).

For more information, call the Ward reception office at 501-843-7686 or Jamee Moore at 501-743-2710.

• Cabot’s annual Christmas parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme is “Christmas Around The World.”

Participants are asked to select an idea or image that represents their favorite memory or interpretation of the theme and use it to design their float. There will be several marching bands, clowns, veterans groups and Santa Claus.

Organizers encourage businesses and civic and church groups to participate by placing some type of entry in the parade.

Trophies will be awarded in the five categories: best school or civic group, best church float, business and one for best animal/equestrian or general/personal entry.

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

The parade will travel South Pine Street/Hwy. 89, beginning at Panther Trail, and, continuing north past the Knights Shopping Center, make a left turn onto Pond Street and end at Central Elementary School.

It is the same route of the Cabot Homecoming Parade.

For more information, call 501-920-2122 or email