christmas parade
wondering

Lockhart, TX

#1 Nov 24, 2012
When in the parade
FYI

Paris, TX

#2 Nov 24, 2012
Taken from the parade entry form on the Chamber website under the Christmas in Paris link:

Sponsor: Paris Downtown Association
Theme: A Sweet Christmas
Date: December 1, 2012
Time: Line up begins at 4:00 pm
Parade begins at 6:00 pm.
Entry Fee:$25 per entry
(Including all floats, vehicle and walking groups)
Divisions: Industry Church
Commercial School
Organization
Prizes: Best Overall Entry:$200
(best overall entry will not be eligible for best float)
Best Float in each division:$100
Best Vehicle in each division:$50
The parade will start North of the Lamar County Court House on their main parking lot. Line-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. the day of the parade. We will use this area to stage the entire event. Upon leaving the Lamar County Court House parking
lot, the parade will proceed down 1st Street SW along the West side of the Plaza making a left onto Clarksville Street along the South Side of the Plaza. The route will continue on Clarksville Street to 12th Street SE, where it will turn left onto 12th Street SE, one block to Lamar Avenue. At Lamar Avenue, the parade will take a left onto Lamar Avenue and proceed to North Main Street at which point the parade will turn North (right) ending back at the Lamar County Court House parking lot.
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Paris, TX

#3 Nov 24, 2012
Taken from the parade entry form on the Chamber website under the Christmas in Paris link:
Sponsor: Paris Downtown Association
Theme: A Sweet Christmas
Date: December 1, 2012
Time: Line up begins at 5:00 pm
Parade begins at 7:00 pm.
Entry Fee:$5 per entry
(Including all floats, vehicle and walking groups)
Divisions: Industry Church
Commercial School
Organization
Prizes: Best Overall Entry:$2000
(best overall entry will not be eligible for best float)
Best Float in each division:$1000
Best Vehicle in each division:$500
The parade will start south of the Lamar County Court House on their main parking lot. Line-up will begin at 4:00 p.m. the day of the parade. We will use this area to stage the entire event. Upon leaving the Lamar County Court House parking
lot, the parade will proceed down 1st Street SW along the West side of the Plaza making a left onto Clarksville Street along the South Side of the Plaza. The route will continue on Clarksville Street to 12th Street SE, where it will turn left onto 12th Street SE, one block to Lamar Avenue. At Lamar Avenue, the parade will take a left onto Lamar Avenue and proceed to North Main Street at which point the parade will turn North (right) ending back at the Lamar County Court House parking lot.
Ernestine walston

Mccoy, CO

#4 Nov 24, 2012
Why are they having the parade at night and whose dumb idea is this? They have always had the parade in the daytime. So i guess since it's going to be at night a lot of people won't be going because they aren't able to drive at night. I always go every year and enjoy it but i am not gonna be able to this year now that you have changed it.
Yep Yep

Paris, TX

#5 Nov 24, 2012
I think it's much prettier at night especially with all of the pretty lights on the floats & vehicles,...JMO
Ben

White Oak, TX

#6 Nov 24, 2012
Ernestine walston wrote:
Why are they having the parade at night and whose dumb idea is this? They have always had the parade in the daytime. So i guess since it's going to be at night a lot of people won't be going because they aren't able to drive at night. I always go every year and enjoy it but i am not gonna be able to this year now that you have changed it.
It's not the first time they have done it at night. It's great!
LOL

Paris, TX

#7 Nov 25, 2012
Ernestine walston wrote:
Why are they having the parade at night and whose dumb idea is this? They have always had the parade in the daytime. So i guess since it's going to be at night a lot of people won't be going because they aren't able to drive at night. I always go every year and enjoy it but i am not gonna be able to this year now that you have changed it.
And you don't like Tinsel and Tidings, either! Man, you need a big dose of Christmas spirit! Many years ago, the parade was always at night as many Christmas parades tradtionally are. If you've never seen the floats all lit up, it's quite a sight and much more beautiful than a daylight parade. Or, maybe we should just say that no public function can occur at night because some crabby people don't drive at night so nobody should be able to enjoy it. That would be better, wouldn't it?
LOL

Paris, TX

#8 Nov 25, 2012
BTW, Ernestine, I guess you didn't go last year, eiher, because it was a night parade last year. Were you a sourpuss then, too, or is this just something that's happened in the last 12 months?
Cajun

Paris, TX

#9 Nov 25, 2012
Ernestine walston wrote:
Why are they having the parade at night and whose dumb idea is this? They have always had the parade in the daytime. So i guess since it's going to be at night a lot of people won't be going because they aren't able to drive at night. I always go every year and enjoy it but i am not gonna be able to this year now that you have changed it.
I guess you did not go the past two years because it was at night.
If you always go, then you should remember it was a night parade.
cash

Blossom, TX

#10 Nov 27, 2012
xmas is anti mooslem
Jim Crow

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Nov 27, 2012
Ernestine walston wrote:
Why are they having the parade at night and whose dumb idea is this? They have always had the parade in the daytime. So i guess since it's going to be at night a lot of people won't be going because they aren't able to drive at night. I always go every year and enjoy it but i am not gonna be able to this year now that you have changed it.
They started having it at night because I told them I was going to come and protest at the parade. Soon as they change it back to daylight, its on.
joebobtula

Denton, TX

#12 Nov 27, 2012
Jim Crow wrote:
<quoted text>
They started having it at night because I told them I was going to come and protest at the parade. Soon as they change it back to daylight, its on.
Afraid of the dark?
Jim Crow

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Nov 28, 2012
joebobtula wrote:
<quoted text>
Afraid of the dark?
No. Just wise.
anon

Papeete, French Polynesia

#14 Nov 28, 2012
Jim Crow wrote:
<quoted text>
No. Just wise.
No. Just a damn fool.
Cindy Lou Who

Paris, TX

#15 Nov 28, 2012
Jim Crow wrote:
<quoted text>
They started having it at night because I told them I was going to come and protest at the parade. Soon as they change it back to daylight, its on.
How come you can't come out at night? Condition of probation?
jake

Paris, TX

#16 Nov 28, 2012
Cindy Lou Who wrote:
<quoted text>
How come you can't come out at night? Condition of probation?
Because she is a damn coward. This isn't Jim Blackwell btw, she is just trying to make people believe she is the fool that protests with the bull horn. Just saying if they try to do that bs again they will be beat down by people in the crowd next time. People are watching for them now.
Cindy Lou Who

Paris, TX

#17 Nov 29, 2012
jake wrote:
<quoted text>
Because she is a damn coward. This isn't Jim Blackwell btw, she is just trying to make people believe she is the fool that protests with the bull horn. Just saying if they try to do that bs again they will be beat down by people in the crowd next time. People are watching for them now.
I know the address shown doesn't necessarily indicate anything, but I do believe that it is JB because Jim Crow's shows Arlington and he lives in Ft. Worth. I think Cibil lives here, and they're not many (if any) from Paris that show an Arlington address. Just speculation, but I know JB, and there have been several little things Jim Crow's said that have clued me in to an identity.
LOL

Paris, TX

#19 Dec 1, 2012
The only thing Jim/ Cibil is packing is about 50 extra pounds. You aren't going to do anything but type on topix. Stay home and gnaw on your pigs feet, we are going to have a wonderful parade and festive weekend.
Thankful

Lockhart, TX

#20 Dec 1, 2012
Jim Crow is a late middle-age white woman from Lamar County who lives in the Dallas area.
dont think so

Paris, TX

#21 Dec 1, 2012
Thankful wrote:
Jim Crow is a late middle-age white woman from Lamar County who lives in the Dallas area.
He's the black bullhorn guy who lives in Ft. Worth and graduated from PHS in the early 70's.

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