Center Christmas takes on Mardi Gras theme

It's time to start planning parade floats

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Santa’s Christmas Parade Committee announces the 2018 parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and is presented by Shelby Savings Bank. The theme for the parade this year is”A Mardi Gras Christmas”.


Categories for the 2018 “A Mardi Gras Christmas” themed parade will include Individuals, Schools, Businesses, Churches and Civic Organizations. Judges will award cash prizes to the top three places in each category, First $100, Second $50 and Third $25 and the Overall Best in Show Float will receive $250 cash prize.


Parade float entry registration is free and completed applications must be returned to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office by the entry deadline on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.


Parade Float applications with entry rules are now available at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located at 100 Courthouse Square, A-101 on the historic downtown Center square or online at


In keeping with the established holiday tradition, this year’s parade guarantees a time of grand celebration with fun and excitement for everyone. The parade will feature holiday floats, marching bands, and of course, Santa Claus. The Float Competition Sponsor is the City of Center. Silver Sponsors are Farmers State Bank, Specter, Inc., and Tyson Foods.


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