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Owensboro Christmas Parade is Back On Thanks to a New Group of Private Citizens

It’s now official - Owensboro's downtown streets will be seeing a Christmas parade this season, thanks to a private group of citizens coming together and organizing the event.

Posted: Nov 17, 2021 4:18 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2021 7:24 PM

It’s now official - Owensboro's downtown streets will be seeing a Christmas parade this season, thanks to a private group of citizens coming together and organizing the event.

Less than a month ago, it was announced the Christmas parade would be cancelled, as the original organizer cited rising costs and lower interest, but now a new parade is coming to Owensboro called 'The People's Christmas Parade for Owensboro, Kentucky.'

“I grew up with the Christmas parade, and it was always a big deal to me, and I remember going every year as a kid, and I have two kids of my own now, and I’m a widow, and I’m building memories with them from scratch, that are happy memories, and after missing that last year, I wanted to make sure they had that this year," said Tricia Shyver, coordinator of the People's Christmas Paradae for Owensboro, Kentucky.

Shyver says they already have more than 50 local businesses involved, and their Facebook group already has more than 1400 followers. If you would like to help volunteer or donate to the new parade, she says the best way to do so is on their Facebook page.

She says she knows it is a tight window, but she is excited to bring a parade back to the city after it has been gone for more than 2 years

This parade will happen December 18 on Second Street beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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