Participation increasing for upcoming Bryant Christmas Parade

Entries continue to come in for Bryant’s fifth annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by[more] Edwards Food Giant, to be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Twenty-three entries have been received to date.

“We know of about 10 more who are coming who have not yet gotten their forms in,“ noted Carla Harris of Bank of the Ozarks, chairperson for the parade.

The 13-year-old World Series Champions will be the Grand Marshalls leading the parade with enthusiasm. They are sponsored by Landers Auto Sales of Saline County.

“We need to stress the parade will be south of Interstate 30 going down Reynolds Road from Sullivan to Northwest 4th Street, right on Northwest 4th and right on Wise to Boswell to School making a complete circle back to the Middle School parking lot,” noted Rae Ann Fields, Executive Director of the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce.

Since the predominance of the parade takes place in front of the new high school building, the City of Bryant will place bleachers in front of the school. Viewers may sit on these stands for optimum viewing.

All parties interested in the parade may enter a float, walkers, bike riders, horses, cars, etc. The parade line-up is at 5:30 p.m. at Bryant Middle School and proceeds down Sullivan to Reynolds Road.

“It will be important to be colorful, visual and lighted,” noted Harris.

Part of parade judging will be on the lighting of each entry. All churches, school organizations, businesses and community organizations are invited to participate. A $10 entry fee ($15 for late entry) is charged to cover the administration of the event. Cash prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place floats: $100 for first place, $75 for 2nd and $50 for third.

Those interested in registering for the Christmas Parade can contact the Chamber at 847-4702 for more details or a form or go on line to and click on events. Select “Christmas” parade.

Residents should be aware that Reynolds Road will be closed to traffic in the parade area at 6:15 p.m.

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