Saturday, November 12, 2016

TOP STORY >> Christmas parades coming up

Sherwood will hold its Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

The theme is Hometown Christmas Memories. Freddie Hudson will be the parade’s grand marshal.

The parade will begin at Kiehl Avenue and Lantrip Road and will continue west down Kiehl. It will end at Oakbrooke Drive.

The Sherwood Advertising and Promotion Commission sponsors the annual event.

To request an entry form, or for more information, call Julie Tharp at the Duran Youth Center at 501-835-9599 or email

Lonoke will hold its first Christmas parade and the 33rd annual Merry Thanks merchant open house and window decorating competition on Sunday, Dec. 4.

Merchants will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 5 p.m.

RSVP by Nov. 30.

For more information call 501-676-2552 or contact Shelby Durbin at

Jacksonville will hold its 59th annual Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The theme is Sights and Sounds of Christmas.

The parade will begin at Sharp and Main streets and will end at First United Methodist Church.

To enter a float, call 501-982-4171 or visit

Cabot’s Christmas par-ade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 on South Pine St. The theme is Christmas Around the World.

Entry forms are available on the park department’s website, Entry fees are $10.

Awards will be given in several categories.