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Lions Lighted Christmas Parade back to ‘normal’ route in 2021

by Taylor Nye

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Sulphur Springs and we would like to invite everyone to partake in the holiday spirit with the annual Lions Club lighted Christmas parade!

The fifteenth annual Sulphur Springs Lions Club Lighted Christmas Parade presented by Carriage House Manor will be held on the evening of Friday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM. A stunning showcase of festively lit parade entries will bring Christmas cheer to the viewers of all ages.

The parade route will begin at Buford Park and head east on Connally Street to the square. Then the parade will then head north on Church Street then west on Houston St ending at Gerald Prim Stadium.

The Lions Club would like to give a special thanks to the title sponsor, Carriage House Manor. Additional parade sponsors include Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Brian Toliver Ford, Farm County, Jay Hodge Chevrolet, Nortex Tractor and Power Sports, Money Law Firm-First American Title, Saputo, and Clarion Pointe.

Entry forms for the lighted Christmas Parade can be picked up at any of sponsor location or the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. The deadline to enter the parade is Tuesday, December 3rd.

The downtown tree lighting (officially called Countdown to the Dancing Lights) will take place at 5:50 p.m. on Dec. 3 before the Lions Lighted Parade in Celebration Square, according to cultural event coordinator Sarah Dicus.

The Sulphur Springs Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday at The Corner Grub House on Connally St.

Lions Club has a mission to serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. The Sulphur Springs Lions Club is a place where individuals join to give their valuable time and effort to improving the community. For more information, or to get involved with the Sulphur Springs Lions Club, please visit a club meeting of Sulphur Springs Lions Club on Facebook.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, made a strong commitment to community service and served young people throughout the world. For more information about the Lions Clubs International please visit, www.lionsclubs.org.

Contributed by John Campbell. Photos from the 2020 parade by Mandy Fiock photography

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