Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks Dec. 3
November 16, 2016

   The 22nd annual Keene Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks Show will be 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 in Keene.
David Patterson is the grand marshal and James Wright is parade marshal. Patterson, who serves on the Keene City Council and is vice president of the Keene Chamber of Commerce, was named Citizen of the Year at the recent Keene Chamber of Commerce banquet. Wright is developer of Wright Plaza in Keene and recently received the Keene chamber's Community Improvement Award.

The Parade

Parade staging is at the Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium parking lot at Old Betsy Road and Magnolia Street on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. Anything with wheels or feet, adorned with Christmas lights and is consistent with the theme, 'The Reason We

Celebrate This Season,' is welcome to participate and needs only show up at the starting time.
Parade entry fee is two packages of dog food (preferable Purina) to be donated to the Keene Animal Shelter. The dog food should be turned in at the registration desk.
The fireworks show will immediately follow the parade. The show will be presented west of the Duck Pond at Callicott Student Park. The best place to watch the fireworks is from the Leiske-Pultar parking lot or the embankment along
Old Betsy Road between Magnolia and Campus Drive.

Judging of entries
   Parade Entrants who want to be judged and be eligible for prizes should meet at 5 p.m. in the Leiske-Pultar parking lot. Judging begins at 5:15 p.m.
All entrants should enter the gymnasium parking lot at the north entrance, not on Magnolia Street.

Parade route
   The parade starts at the Leiske-Pultar parking lot and goes west on Magnolia to Old Betsy Road, south on Old Betsy to Hillcrest, west on Hillcrest to Oakwood, south on Oakwood to Fourth, east on Fourth to Old Betsy, and north on Old Betsy back to the Leiske-Pultar parking lot.

Entry awards
   First-place prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
■ Best lighted vehicle
■ Best lighted float
■ Best animal entry
■ Best business entry
■ Best children's entry
■ Best Pathfinder club
■ Best Adventurer club
■ Best antique entry
■ Most unique entry
One entry will be awarded Best Overall and will receive a trophy.
   The parade is presented by the Keene Chamber of Commerce.
   In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, the parade will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
   For parade entry information, call the chamber office at 817-556-2995.

Contact Us
Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
 
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