2019 Christmas Parade Grand Marshals Announced
Plant City Christmas Parade, Inc. announces the 2019 Christmas Parade Grand Marshals will be David and Diane Brewington. The Brewington’s are mainstays in Plant City and they have supported the community and our youth for decades. Plant City’s Home-town Christmas Parade, “Celebrate the Season – 2019”, will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Major Sponsors for this year’s parade are Unity in the Community and Stingray Chevrolet. Thanks to the help of Unity and Stingray, the Christmas parade promises to be a great event for everyone – young and young at heart! There will be beautifully decorated floats, high energy marching bands, heart-warming church participation, civic and service groups, local business participation, and of course we expect a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus to help us kick off the 2019 Christmas Season Celebration.
Parade sponsors are needed and are truly welcomed! Sponsorships are available for as little as $250.00, and all money collected will either offset the cost of transporting local marching bands to the parade or by providing floats for local schools that do not have the budget for supplying one for their students. ALL contributions will directly benefit the 2019 parade. Plant City Christmas Parade, Inc. is a non-profit,
501 (C) (3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible. Anyone interested in being a parade sponsor is urged to contact Dodie White at 813-927-0595, Marsha Passmore at 813-245-2244, Sharon Moody at 813-453-7134, or Bob Fulks at 813-365-0275.
Parade Applications are now available and can be obtained by visiting the Plant City Chamber of Commerce, or by visiting our website: www.pcchristmasparade.homestead.com. Entries are limited to the first 80 “Board Approved” units so you are encouraged to get your applications in quickly to insure a spot in the parade. There are many changes to this year’s line-up procedures and unit responsibilities so a representative from each entrant is expected to attend a MANDATORY safety meeting on December 2, at Plant City High School (no exceptions).
Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to 5 parade entrants – Best School Entry, Best Marching Unit, Best Church Entry, Best Business Entry, and the Best Overall Entry. Winners are selected by out of town judges with no input from the current parade board or committee.
Plant City’s Home-town Christmas Parade is a family event, and everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the fun. Bring your family, friends and neighbors, and have a great time together. The parade route will start at Collins and Alsobrook Streets, travel north on Collins through downtown, turn right onto Reynolds Street, and end at the courthouse. Spectators are asked to begin lining up on Collins, one block north of Alsobrook Street in order to view the parade in its entirety.