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Cardwell to host annual Christmas Parade Saturday

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CARDWELL, Mo. - The City of Cardwell will be hosting its' fourth annual Christmas Parade this coming Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

According to Police Chief Anthony Parker, coordinator for the event, the parade will begin at 5 p.m., with line-up beginning at 3:30 p.m., until 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the Southland School Parking lot and will go down Main Street, ending at the old railroad property.

At this time the city has received 90 entries and more are coming in.

Included in the lineup are the following: Cardwell Police Car with Officer Richard Lyells driving, a Christmas banner, horse and buggy, Jorden Zolman, McGruff the Crime Fighter, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) with Officer Ronnie Abmeyer driving, Dunklin County Sheriff with Sheriff Bob Holder driving, Dunklin County Chief Deputy Wallace Poyner, Dunklin County Deputy Terry Key, Arbyrd Police, Senath Police, Hornersville Police with Chief JoBeth Patterson driving, Leachville Police, Dunklin County Mobile Command Unit, Sparkie the Fire Dog, Cardwell Fire Tanker one with Terry Burchem driving, Cardwell Fire Pumper 1 with M. Jamerson driving, Arbyrd Fire Department, Senath Fire Department, Senath Fire Rescue Unit, Hornersville Fire Department, Kennett Fire Department, Leachville Fire Department, Leachville Old Fire Truck, Monette Fire Department, Medic One Ambulance Service, Greene County Rescue, Kennett National Guard Unit, Judge Mark Preyer, State Representative Kent Hampton, Faith Baptist Church, Hornersville Baptist Church, Ron Cowboy Church in Paragould, Ark., Trinity Church, Doug Kemmett Lawn Care, Buck Donic Church, Mustang Signs, Melvin Jackson, Leroy Douglas, Dean McDougal, Johnson Chapel Church, Shepard's Fold, Forest Grove Baptist Church, Vision 573, Joey Barnes, Black Gold, Adams Estate, Gibson and Todd Ag., Baker Implement in Arbyrd, Mo., Burton's Flower Shop, Dale and Sherry Hoursel, Tom Hays, Derrick Higgins, Russell Lawson, Roxie's Cafe, Cave Dweller Motorcycle Group, Donna Parker Group, Southland High School Cheerleaders, Southland Jr. High Basketball Team, Dennis Prince, Brady Higgins, Judge John Spillman, Stephen P. Sokoloff, Maverick Van, Triple L Concrete Works, Larry Kelly, James Estes, Southland FFA, Bails, Stone's Truck and Auto Repair, State Representative Terry Swinger, Genesis Home Care, Cardwell Brush truck, Greg Layne and his two daughters, Southland School and Lonnie Gibson Farms.

Parker added that some of the entrants have more than one entry. Some have as many as two to three entered.

According to Parker, there will be antique cars, police and fire vehicles, floats, political figures as well as Rudolph the Red, different trucks and cars, trailers, cheerleaders, and ball teams, etc.

Hot beverages will be served including hot cider, hot chocolate and hot coffee.

Providing the entertainment will be Buck Donic Church before the parade.

Instead of a Grand Marshal, this year there will be a local resident driving a buggy with a small pony dressed as "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," throwing out candy to the children. Again, the time for the parade is 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

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