Cabot’s annual Christmas Parade was postponed because of weather. It will now be held Dec. 15.
This year’s parade will be led by a special veteran, organizer Matt Webber announced in a press release. "The parade committee has selected Charles Flynt as Grand Marshal for this year’s Christmas Parade," Webber said. Flynt is possibly the last-known Lonoke County survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, he added.
The annual Cabot Christmas Parade, sponsored by Cabot City Beautiful, will now proceed on Dec. 15; the procession will begin at 3 p.m. This year’s parade theme is "It’s A Dr. Seuss Christmas!" Webber said. "This year’s parade is shaping up to be one of the best ever, including several marching bands, clowns, veterans groups and, of course, Santa Claus," along with honoring Flynt, he said.
The parade starting point is Panther Trail; the route will travel north on South Pine Street/Arkansas Highway 89 to Pond Street.
Judges for the Christmas parade will be Cabot School District media specialists/librarians. Entries will be judged in five categories: School/Civic, Church, Business, Animal/Equestrian and General/Personal - trophy presentations will be at the Plantation Realty parking lot, 907 S Pine St. (across from Knight’s Shopping Center), behind the judges’ viewing platform.
Deadline for parade entries has passed; after-deadline entries will be considered on a case-by-case basis with a $20 late-entry fee, the press release notes.
Entry forms, parade rules and route maps are available at the Veterans Park Community Center, the Cabot Chamber of Commerce office and are downloadable at www.cabotparks.com
For more information, contact the parade committee at 501-920-2122, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org