Residents who have dreamed of wearing dazzling lights and waving to large crowds, showing off their club, school, business or hobby and delighting children and adults now have their chance.
The deadline to enter a float, marching unit, decorated car or horse rider into the annual Children’s Electric Christmas Parade is Nov. 21.
The parade, a Clovis tradition spanning many decades, is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Old Town Clovis. Last year, more than 80 unique entries made up the parade, including horses, a pack of 10 llamas, antique cars, Girl Scout troops, Disney princesses, intermediate and high school bands.
The rain-or-shine event hopes to grow even larger this year.
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Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, floats, cars, animals and people adorned in lights will navigate a clockwise loop through Old Town Clovis. The route begins and ends in the Clovis Rodeo Grounds, continuing on Clovis Avenue, 8th Street, Pollasky Avenue and 3rd Street.
Individuals and nonprofits pay $25 to enter the parade, while commercial entries pay $100. The funds support scholarships for local students.
Applications and instructions can be found at www.otckiwanis.org. Details: (559) 575-4311