Holiday Madness, Christmas Carol Parade Approaching Quickly

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 7:45 am

Pine City will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the annual Holiday Madness and Christmas Carol Parade scheduled for Friday, December 6. This year’s event schedule has some new and exciting additions and the community is once again invited to participate… with the focus again being to shop local this holiday season.

The 12th Annual Christmas Carol Parade will beg that night at 6:00 PM, and the festivities will again be broadcast on WCMP AM1350. The route begins at the corner of 8th Avenue & Main Street next to Waxberg Clinic and will travel north on Hwy 61 to 3rd Ave SE, then go to Robinson Park in downtown Pine City. The parade features a variety of lighted floats with Christmas Carol themes and many new units will be joining the parade this year. This year, an exciting addition is the Senior High Choir, led by Jennifer Krinke, as a unit in the parade. The student group will lead the 2013 parade and share traditional songs with the parade viewers.

The lighting of the Christmas tree in Robinson Park will take place immediately following the end of the Christmas Carol Parade, so residents are encouraged to hurry on down! A special presentation by the Elementary School choir, led by Jennifer Hansmann, has been added to this year’s line-up as well. The Pine Area Lions have donated Holiday Treat Bags for the kids. The Pine City Ambassadors will be distributing them following the end of the parade in Robinson Park.

The Pine City Area Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring the event and they cordially invite everyone to enjoy this day of Christmas cheer by taking advantage of the parade and the other initiatives including “Shop Pine City” and “Pine City Gives,” an attempt to raise needed supplies for the Pine City Food Shelf. Coupons for local businesses and other information can be found on the Chamber Facebook page, online at www.pinecitychamber.com or on printed flyers at participating business locations.

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