Minden Christmas parade rolls tomorrow

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“There’s No Place Like Home for Christmas” is the theme of Minden’s Christmas parade, which is set to roll Tuesday, December 4 at 5:30 pm.

Most downtown shops will be participating with free cookies. Families can stop by Logan McConathy’s State Farm office for a picture with Santa.

The deadline to submit an entry into the parade with the Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce is Monday at 5:00 pm. There are over 50 entries so far.

Most downtown stores will also stay open until at least 8 pm. CASA, the Young Women’s Service Club and other community organizations will be serving hot chocolate.

There will be a food truck downtown during the parade as well. There are a large number of entries for the parade.

“It’s always a fun time. It’s nice to see our community come together for Christmas. The theme for this year’s parade is “There’s No Place Like Home for Christmas” so we want to encourage everyone to enjoy Minden with all of the Christmas lights they have out. Enjoy the stores in Minden, and come together as a community for the Christmas season,” Greater Minden Chamber of Commerce president Stephanie Barnette said.

Hers Bridal will be providing popcorn. Pink Pratique will be offering hot apple cider and candy apples.

“I’m really looking forward to the Christmas Parade and Cookie Crawl this coming Tuesday,” Downtown Development director Becky White said.

Stores participating in the Cookie Crawl include Holder’s Firearms and More, Howe’s Resale, A.J. Price, Geaux Fresh, Pink Magnolia, Mama’s Little Corner, Gorrilla Tech, Bobbie’s Hobbies, Sew Blessed, Bell of the Bal, It’s Sew Monica, Scarlet Gypsy and The Frilly Magnolia.

“Everybody loves a parade and I think the Cookie Crawl makes it a unique event. I think it will be a good time,” White said.

The parade will take the traditional route through downtown and around the courthouse.

Entry forms can be picked up at The Greater Minden Chamber office, 110 Sibley Road or call 318-377-4240.

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