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2018 HES Christmas Parade Announces Theme & Grand Marshal

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The Hopkinsville Electric System and Energy Net will once again be the title sponsor of the 2018 Hopkinsville Christmas Parade on December 8th, 2018. The theme of this year’s parade will be “Songs of Christmas.” Groups and organizations entering floats can get creative and use any favorite holiday song as the theme for their float entry.

“HES & EnergyNet is proud to be the title sponsor for the 2018 Christmas Parade. We are excited to once again be a part of this special holiday event that brings the Hopkinsville community together to celebrate the Christmas season,” said Jeff Hurd, HES/EnergyNet General Manager.

Hopkinsville’s own country singer/songwriter Brice Long will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade. The parade starts at Christian County Middle School at 5:15 pm and winds south on Main Street through downtown Hopkinsville.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for Grand Champion Float, Second Place, Chamber Best Business, and the WHVO/WKDZ People’s Choice Award. Float entry fee is $20 and an unwrapped Christmas toy.

“The HES Christmas Parade is quickly becoming a holiday tradition in Hopkinsville. We appreciate support from the HES team and all who put units in  the parade to make this a night time visual treat.,” added Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Tab Brockman.

To enter a float, or if you have questions, please contact the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation at (270) 887-4290. Entry forms will be available July 1st.  Be sure to follow us on social media as more posts will be made closer to time.