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The Resource Center will renew its annual gift to area residents when it sponsors the 2018 Jamestown holiday parade.
The event is scheduled for Friday night, November 30. This marks the 14th straight year TRC has been the parade’s presenting sponsor.
“The Resource Center is proud to sponsor the Christmas parade in downtown Jamestown again this year. It is the true spirit of community, which brings us all together to celebrate as well as give back to family and friends throughout the holiday season,” said Heather C. Brown, Assistant Executive Director. “The parade is just one example of an amazing community of partners, and we are so pleased to provide our support.”
The official name of this year’s event is the “Candy Land Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration.” Besides the parade, there will be pre-parade musical entertainment, a traditional tree-lighting ceremony and a fireworks display above the Spring Street parking ramp.
The holiday parade, which is coordinated by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, has been a long-standing tradition in the city. Area residents, businesses, social organizations and non-profits come downtown the evening of the parade to celebrate the holidays, attend one of many area holiday events, and support local business. The Resource Center enjoys sponsoring the parade as a way of giving back to the community for its support of TRC.
Floats will begin lining up at 5:00 on West Third Street between Hallock Street and Porter Avenue (by the Farm Fresh Plaza). The parade will begin at about 6:30 and continue down Third Street to City Hall.
The Resource Center will have a float in the parade. TRC service recipients, employees, Board members, and families and friends are invited to walk along the parade route with TRC’s float and hand out candy to onlookers. We also plan to have a bus in the parade for people who want to take part in the event but would prefer not to be out in the cold. If interested in being part of TRC’s parade procession, find TRC’s Toys for Tots float on the Third Street bridge between 5:00 and 6:30.
For more information about the parade, visit www.jamestownrenaissance.org.