WAYLAND: Christmas parade
On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Christmas Parade.
Leading the parade are the 2019 Grand Marshals Lindy and Eva Anderson. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Wayland VFW Post 7581, 735 S. Main St. The parade will proceed north on Main, then turn west on Superior, concluding at the Wayland Fire Station, 160 W. Superior.
Visits with Santa will take place at the fire department after the parade. Please bring a camera for pictures with Santa.
This year, the parade theme is “Christmas Wonderland,” which allows those entering the parade to decorate accordingly. It is not required to decorate to the theme, but it is required to be included in theme judging.
Cash prizes are awarded for the top three participants who decorate according to the theme (for-profit businesses are not eligible for cash awards but are eligible for the Best Theme Entry Plaque among for-profit businesses).
Please note that the Wayland Area Chamber of Commerce provides Santa Claus for the parade, so it is requested that all other parade entries do not use another Santa in their displays. This will avoid potential confusion for the children.
For parade participants, vehicle lineup begins at 10 a.m., and walkers line up at 10:30 a.m. Parade rules can be found on the chamber website: www.waylandchamber.org on the Community Events page.
For additional information, please call (269) 792-9246.
In addition, the Wayland Boy Scout Troop 97 is encouraging parade spectators to bring non-perishable food items or gently used or new coats, gloves, scarves, boots, and hats for charity. There will be many Boy Scouts walking in the parade picking up these items along the route. Items can be handed to the Scouts as they walk by. All items collected will go towards those in need.