The Big Spring Herald’s annual Christmas parade may have been cancelled for this year, but local residents are coming together to ensure that the tradition continues.
Local resident Bob Stapp told KBest News that the Herald has done a great job in the past with their Christmas parades, but he was saddened to learn that they wouldn’t be able to hold one this year. He told KBest News that he then decided to obtain the parade permit himself.
“I want our children to have to have some sense of a normal 2020, and I decided that I was gonna pull the permit and continue to have the parade; and we’re all real excited that the kids are gonna get to have it," said Stapp.
Although Stapp is a local business owner, he made it very clear that it is not his businesses that is making the event possible; it's the combined efforts of local residents. In fact, the first parade committee meeting was held yesterday evening.
This year’s Christmas parade is scheduled for December 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM, entry judging begins at 4:30 PM. This year’s theme will be: “When It’s Christmas Time in Texas”. To enter the parade, participants will be required to donate a toy for the Salvation Army. Registration forms and toys can be submitted to the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at 115 E. 3rd in Big Spring.
More information in the parade can be found on the Facebook group Big Spring Christmas Parade 2020.