Monday, November 17, 2014

Seymour prepares for annual Christmas parade

Preparations are underway for Seymour's 43rd annual Christmas Parade, to be held Sunday, Nov. 30. The rain/snow date will be the next Sunday, Dec. 7.

Robert Lang, the parade association president, has issued a call for new units to take part in the parade: “We encourage area organizations such as girl scouts, brownies, cub scouts & boy scouts, youth groups, civic groups, churches, and businesses to help us welcome the holiday season in the valley by participating in this year’s event.”

As an incentive to participate, trophies and ribbons are awarded each year in four categories. Children’s marching units vie for the Sponheimer Trophy, sponsored by Miller-Ward Funeral Home. The Mackenstein Trophy, sponsored by the Seymour Lion’s Club, is given to the best children’s float. Adult floats can capture the Isaacson Trophy, sponsored by American Legion Post 10, while school groups are eligible to win the LoPresti Trophy, sponsored by Hot Tops. The best overall unit in the parade will walk off with the Pelletier Trophy, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, which is given in memory of the past president of the parade association, Ronald Pelletier. In addition, all participants receive commemorative dated ribbons.

For more information or to enter a unit in the parade, please contact Bob Lang, 203-888-6268 or

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