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National Celebrities to Headline the Robins Regional Chamber's 56th Annual Christmas Parade
National Celebrities to Headline the Robins Regional Chamber's 56th Annual Christmas Parade

WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Featured as Grand Marshal this year will be NBC’s Today Show Weatherman, Al Roker and his wife, ABC News Network Correspondent, Deborah Roberts.  The duo will be featured on the very first parade unit, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Houston Road and Watson Blvd.

Themed “Christmas Around the World,” this year’s parade will spotlight the many aspects of the season from a global perspective.  Sponsor for this year’s parade is Flint Energies.  As incentive to enhance the competition for those vying for best in show for each category, participants are encouraged to use their imagination with theme-related decoration, creativity, originality and of course, music!  Last year the Grand Marshal Award, judged by the Chamber’s Parade Committee, was awarded to West Plumbing for the second year in a row.  They will again follow this year’s Grand Marshal in the parade line-up.  The parade units will be judged by a select group of business and community members.

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is one of Georgia's largest Christmas holiday events and provides a great opportunity for area organizations and businesses to gain valuable exposure and show off their community spirit.  Each year thousands of community members attend this much anticipated holiday event where business owners, educational organizations and recreational entities unite in an effort to make the season jolly!  In addition to the thousands of spectators attending in person, radio listeners will be able to listen live to the parade broadcast on WRWR and television viewers will once again be able to watch the broadcast on 13WMAZ and 13WMAZ.com.

Entries include: Vehicles (car, pick-up truck or fire truck only); marching units; creative floats (original, handmade, and/ or trailers and towed vehicles); leased floats (pre-decorated floats obtained from the Chamber); and vehicle clubs.  Pricing varies depending on entry. 

Regular Registration Deadline is Friday, October 25, 2013 and Late Registration Deadline for entries is Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  Absolutely no applications will be accepted after November 4, 2013. 

Please visit the Chamber to pick up an application or go to http://robinsregion.com/downloads/chamber/2013_Parade_Packet.pdf to print a downloadable version online.

The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is an annual project of the Chamber's Community Affairs Division, led this year by Cindy Holmes, Greenway Insurance.  Fritz Marggraff of Progressive Consulting Technologies, Inc. is the Christmas Parade Chairman.  For more information, please call the Robins Regional Chamber at 478.922.8585.

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