Hopkinsville & Co-Grand Marshals Christmas Parade Theme Announcement


Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation announced the theme and co-grand marshals for this year’s HES / energynet Christmas Parade to be held on December 11 downtown.

After the Christmas parade was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parks and Recreation Marketing and Events Coordinator Taylor Duke said the theme for the 2021 parade would be rightly so. ‘Home for the Holidays’ as the community and country continue to rally around the pandemic. impact.

She says the parade’s co-grand marshals will be the first and first responders as the parade salutes those who have led the daily battle against the coronavirus in personal, close-knit duty. Duke notes that the Co-Grand Marshals will include a representative from the Hopkinsville Fire Department, Hopkinsville Police Department, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Christian County Emergency Management, Christian County Health Department. and Jennie Stuart Health and will lead the show together.

HES / energynet CEO Jeff Hurd said they were excited to see the Christmas Night Parade return to Hopkinsville this year. He adds that HES is proud to sponsor this holiday event which will recognize all frontline workers who protect and serve our community.

Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman says everyone looks forward to the HES / energynet Christmas Parade as a big part of the local holiday tradition. He notes that floats, marching bands, golf carts, businesses and clubs all come into fabulous units that turn the downtown area into a brilliant spectacle of lights and sounds. He says it’s even more special this year as those who led the battle against COVID will be honored as Grand Marshals of the parade.

The “Home for the Holidays” Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday evening, December 11 at 5:15 pm Cash prizes will be awarded for traditional floats and golf carts, while WKDZ / WHVO will once again sponsor the “People’s”. Choice Award ”, which is presented to the most popular tank as voted by the public.

According to Duke, the deadline to register floats for the Christmas Parade is Friday, November 19. She says the cost to get into a chariot is $ 20 and a new toy. Registration forms can be picked up from the Thomas Street Rec Center at 2600 Thomas Street or registration forms can be downloaded from the web at hoptownrec.com.

Duke says the HES / energynet Nocturnal Christmas Parade will wrap up a fantastic holiday weekend in downtown Hopkinsville as community Christmas tree lighting takes place in Founders Square at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of December 10 . She says the popular Square Skate will return for a two-day ice race in Founders Square on December 11-12 with the Farmers Holiday Market taking place on Saturday, December 11.

For more information on the HES / energynet Christmas Parade, contact Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation.


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