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Tomorrow is deadline to register for Christmas Parade
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The deadline to register for McMinnville’s 2012 Christmas Parade is tomorrow.
As of Friday, only 20 entries have been received, so don’t be Scrooge McDuck and forget to register as the theme for this year’s parade will be A Disney Christmas.
“I’m not too concerned about the number,” said McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock. “There are always last-minute entries. We will probably get quite a few Monday, or we will have a very small parade.”
Parade entries must stick to the Disney theme. Any Disney movie can be used in a Christmas way, such as “Toy Story,” “Cars,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Muppets,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Bambi,” “Peter Pan,” “Snow Buddies,” and “Monsters Inc.,” to name a few.
The only Santa Claus that will be allowed will be St. Nick himself as he takes his place of honor at the end of the parade. Parade entries must be careful, Brock says, if they choose to base their float on the movie “The Santa Clause” because only one Santa is allowed.
The parade procession will begin at McMinnville Civic Center and end at the water tower beside the Farmers Market. During the parade, candy cannot be thrown and entries are encouraged to play music that is Christmas related.
Entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce, McMinnville City Hall, or McMinnville Civic Center. No entries will be accepted after Monday.