Learn more about 62nd Monterey Christmas Parade.
For 62 years,the Monterey Christmas Parade has been on the first Saturday nigh in December, at 6;30 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Monterey Civitan Club, the Monterey Lions Club, the Monterey Garden Club, the Monterey FCE Club, the Monterey Depot Historical Society and the Town of Monterey and will be Saturday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m. Excitement is already growing.
The parade will form on E. Commercial Ave., in fro nt of the Monterey High School and Whittaker Park, beginning at 5 p.m. The parade route will proceed west on Commercial Ave.; turning south on Holly; east on Stratton; breaking up near the Monterey Dairy Queen and Volunteer Energy Cooperative.
Float competition will be judged in five divisions:1. Religious, 2. Private groups, 3. Community Based Clubs, 4. Commercial and 5. Industrial. Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in the religious, community based clubs and private groups. Trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded for entries in the commercial and industrial divisions.
Float sponsors must be clearly visible on the entry to facilitate judging. Winners will be announced and prizes awardedat the Monterey Depot Museum immediately following the parade. The theme for the parade is the same as ever: CHRISTMAS. Safety and liability issues prohibit the throwing of candy and other treats by parade participants. Violators will be removed from the parade. Antique car entries must be 25 years or older, have no loud mufflers or racing engines. Four and three wheelers are prohibited unless towing a float. City ordinances pertaining to noise will be strictly enforced by the Monterey Police Department. For additional information and to register floats, contact the Monterey Depot Museum,931/839-2111. Also visit www.MontereyTN.com for information.
E. Commercial Ave.
Monterey, TN 38574