"Deck The Halls" will be the theme for the 2012 Annual Greeneville Christmas Parade, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.
The parade is being coordinated by the Greene County Partnership and the Breakfast and Noon Exchange Clubs of Greeneville.
All participants in the parade must fill out a registration form.
After participants have submitted their registration forms, they will be given a permit that they must have with them on the day of the parade in order to enter the staging area where floats and other entries will be lined up.
This includes everyone who plans to participate.
The deadline for submitting registration forms is Thursday, Nov. 29.
All floats will be expected to arrive at the staging area on Bohannon Avenue no later than 12:30 p.m. the day of the parade.
Judging will take place at 1 p.m.
All other entries should arrive no earlier than 1 p.m.
Entry for the staging area should be made off the U.S. 11E Bypass on Burns Street, across from Subway.
Non-participating vehicles will not be allowed in the parade area.
The parade route will remain the same:
From Bohannon Avenue, the parade will turn left onto North Main Street and continue through the downtown area to McKee Street, turning left at the traffic light. From McKee, the parade will turn left on College Street and proceed to Greeneville High School, where it will disperse.
Entry fees for the parade are: commercial float, $50 (any float that provides advertising or name recognition of a business or product); civic or school organization, $15; church float, $15; non-float vehicle entry, $25 per vehicle (includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.); equestrian, $25 fee per animal (all horses must have Coggins Test results -- horses will not be unloaded until results have been checked by a committee member); pageant title holder, $20 (must furnish own vehicle); commercial non-float, $50.
Church or school groups such as marching bands, choral groups, Scouts and cheerleaders are free.
Those registering must also claim their intention of competing for prizes, if they plan to do so.
No free entries in the parade will be eligible for prizes.
Those who plan to enter the competitive categories should also be prepared to provide individuals to walk in the parade and carry the banners for first, second and third place winners, should their entries win.
In the interest of safety, all participants should be aware that candy and other items must not be thrown from floats and vehicles.
Those who wish to distribute these items should have individuals walking the sides of the parade route handing the items to onlookers.
NO SANTA 'IMPOSTERS'
There will only be one Santa Claus in the parade -- the Santa on the fire truck at the end of the procession.
Registration forms are available at the Greene County Partnership offices, 115 Academy St.
For more information, call 638-4111 or email (email@example.com)