LARNED — “It’s a Candyland Christmas,” is the theme for the 93rd Larned Christmas Parade scheduled Saturday in downtown.
The parade is one of three major events Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. down Broadway Street in Larned. The parade entry lineup is scheduled at 10 a.m. Float judging will be conducted from 10:15 to 10:45. Float entries are still being accepted by calling Julie Ford, 620-285-3662.
Larned High School Activities Director Brent Harrell is the Grand Marshal in celebration of the Larned Indian sports teams during the fall season. Larned volleyball qualified for state for the first time since the 1970s. Larned High’s football team qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 28 years.
While organizations are busy adding last-minute decorations to their entries, one entry is looking for some additional hands to lift a banner.
John Harmon, coordinator for the High Adventure youth organization in Larned, is in need of youth aged 14 to 20 interested in helping contribute to his entry, which is headed by a 1920 Dodge Turtleback Roadster. Call Harmon at (620) 285-6425.
Santa’s House will be located at the corner of Seventh and Broadway Streets for visitations following the parade. Santa’s House will remain open until the curtain rises at the State Theatre at 2 p.m., for the movie “Polar Express.”
Following the movie, prizes will be awarded to young ticketholders. Among the prizes this year is a Minneapolis-Moline pedal tractor donated by Don Nolde.
Kiddie Day sponsored by the Larned Kiwanis Club is scheduled Dec. 14. Children aged kindergarten through third grade will gather at the Jordaan Community Room of the Chamber of Commerce for crafts at 9 a.m. Shopping for parents will be available starts at 10 a.m.