The West Plains Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to come out and enjoy the Annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The parade will once again begin at 4:00 p.m. on the corner of Porter Wagoner and Missouri Avenue, travel down Porter Wagoner past People’s Park, rounding the corner onto West Main and then disbursing at the four way stop on the corner of West Main and Preacher Roe/Minnesota.
Everyone in the Parade will enter the lineup at the corner of Minnesota and 2nd Street beginning at 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will check you in and distribute judging numbers at this point. The lineup will travel up Minnesota to 6th Street, turn right onto 6th and then left on Missouri. The lineup accommodates regular customer traffic to those businesses on Missouri that are open on Saturday afternoon. Since the lineup route will be blocked to regular traffic beginning at 1:00 p.m., parents delivering children to floats may drop them at the corner of 6th and Minnesota, 2nd and Minnesota or Concord and Missouri. Parade volunteers will shuttle the children to floats on the parade route on vehicles courtesy of Mega Motorsports and Heritage Tractor.
This year’s theme is “Unwrap the Magic”. The parade will be led by the West Plains High School Football Team serving as Grand Marshals.
Prizes will be awarded as follows; The Ramona Heiney–State Farm Insurance-Grand Prize-350.00, The AirMedCare Network -1st Place Commercial Prize-300.00, The 3 C’s Studio & Flower Market -2nd Place Commercial Prize-200.00, The Brown Furniture & Appliance-1st Place Religious Prize-300.00, The Gammill Quilting Systems-2nd Place Religious Prize-200.00, The West Plains Optimist Club-1st Place Miscellaneous Prize-300.00, The Community First Banking Company-2nd Place Miscellaneous Prize-200.00. Don’s Auto Service, Ozarks Medical Center, and Rental Supply Company jointly sponsor travel expenses for all Bands participating in this year’s Parade.
This year’s Parade supporters also include; Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply, Kalista Beauty & The Woods, Landmark Bank, Ozarks Coca Cola, Penmac Staffing Services, Southern Bank, Towne & Country Lighting and West Plains Occupational & Insurance Physicals.