Pasadena plans Holiday Lighted Parade
The city of Pasadena and the Pasadena Strawberry Festival will host the Holiday Lighted Parade at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 on Fairmont Parkway.
According to a release regarding the event, the parade route will run along Fairmont from Preston to Pansy and then back.
Entries into the parade are now being accepted and everyone in the community is invited to participate.
The parade is open to all individuals, groups and businesses in the area. The only requirement for entries is lights, a vehicle and a bit of creativity. There is no entry free.
Each entry will have the opportunity to write a brief story about their company and each organization will be announced during the event and its rebroadcast on the Pasadena Channel.
Applications are available online by visiting www.tinyurl.com/8v7zg23. The finished application may be faxed to the Strawberry Festival Office at 281-991-8880. Applications must be received by Friday, Nov. 23 to ensure a place in the parade lineup.
Awards will be given in several categories, including best overall, best lighted entry, most holiday spirit and most unusual.
This will be the second year that the parade is held on the city's busiest thoroughfare. Last year, the event drew more than 30 lighted entries from community groups, schools, businesses and organizations.
For more information, call the Strawberry Festival at 281-991-9500.
Pasadena is the 17th largest city in Texas with a population of almost 150,000 residents. It is the second largest city in Harris County. The area was founded in 1893 and was named after Pasadena, Cal. The city has a total area of 44.5 square miles. Pasadena is governed by a mayor-council form of government. Johnny Isbell is mayor of Pasadena; the eight city councilors are Ornaldo Ybarra, Jackie Welch, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte, Leroy Stanley, Phil Cayten, Steve Cote and Darrell Morrison.
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