City to kick off Christmas with parade after dark

Nov 8, 2010 Full story: Grayson News Gazette 10

With the 2010 Christmas season just around the corner, plans are gearing up and details are being finalized for the holidays.

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great

Tell City, IN

#1 Nov 10, 2010
I really think the xmas parade after dark is an excellent idea since alot of the big cities do this, I have been to them myself and they are really neat. But I have one question!! HOW ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP THE CANDY HOARDING MORONS OUT OF THE STREET??? IF ITS DARK THEY WILL GET RAN OVER??? during the day you can see them but at night? oh well I guess if they dont' have enough sense to stay out of the street they will learn their lesson the hard way.( you would think those candies are little pieces of gold or 100 dollar bills). Rediculous to say the least!!
shopper

Leitchfield, KY

#2 Nov 10, 2010
I remember when Leitchfield always had their Christmas parade after dark and I loved it. There's just something about Christmas lights with the sun shining that is not too festive. Thanks to the person who made the change.
Mom

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Nov 10, 2010
I am looking forward to it being after dark. I do wish that parades would do away with the candy throwing though. I heard on the radio the other day that that Christmas parade is Glasgow/Barren County did that.
shopper

Leitchfield, KY

#4 Nov 10, 2010
I have a feeling that if they did away with the candy throwing, the only people who would come would be the ones who wanted to see the parade. That's a GOOD thing! Parents, buy your kids candy and let the only thing littering the streets be the road apples left by the horses.
haha

Campbellsville, KY

#5 Nov 11, 2010
when is the parade?
Parade

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Nov 11, 2010
Dec 4th on Saturday at 5 PM
leitchfieldcitiz en

Leitchfield, KY

#7 Nov 11, 2010
Mom wrote:
I am looking forward to it being after dark. I do wish that parades would do away with the candy throwing though. I heard on the radio the other day that that Christmas parade is Glasgow/Barren County did that.
Isn't it a tradition to throw candy out at the parades, I know why don't we quit giving presents at christmas time and just enjoy the lights and the day Jesus was born. Some kids this is all they have got to look forward to and you people want to take that away.. Hell quit being so greety and give these kids some candy. Some kids around these parts don't get anything from Santa and if I could see a smile on a kids face because they got a free piece of candy than shall be it, sometimes you people need to think outside the box besides yourselfs for a change
Mom

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Nov 12, 2010
Well, citizen, you say in one sentence to "quit being so greefy and give these kids some candy." That makes no sense. Even if you mean "greedy" that would make no sense. However, until I moved here, I had never heard of throwing candy during a parade. And, I am not against giving kids candy. However, what I am against is that kids get in the road -- at the recent Honeyfest parade I heard several talk about how close the kids would get to the floats. It's kind of scary and dangerous. Also, there is quite a bit that gets wasted -- thrown too far, not far enough, in ditches, etc. Or, some that just plain doesn't get picked up. Also, makes you wonder how much really gets eaten and how much gets thrown away.
okkkkk

Hodgenville, KY

#9 Nov 12, 2010
leitchfieldcitizen wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't it a tradition to throw candy out at the parades, I know why don't we quit giving presents at christmas time and just enjoy the lights and the day Jesus was born. Some kids this is all they have got to look forward to and you people want to take that away.. Hell quit being so greety and give these kids some candy. Some kids around these parts don't get anything from Santa and if I could see a smile on a kids face because they got a free piece of candy than shall be it, sometimes you people need to think outside the box besides yourselfs for a change
Would be okay for the kids to get candy, I'm not saying that, It makes me sick to watch the parents act greedy and hoggish and not have the sense to keep the kids out of the streets. The parents act stupid not the kids, the actually coax the kids into the streets, watch it every time I go. Parents need to grow up teach their kids to share instead of sending them into the streets to hog up everything they can get!!
shopper

Leitchfield, KY

#10 Nov 12, 2010
I doubt there is one single child in this county who goes without candy at Christmas time. If there is, the parents should give up their smokes and pills for about a week and buy them some. Don't depend on someone riding on a parade float to supply your child with Christmas candy.

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