‘Christ­mas on the Sil­ver Screen’

The Standard Journal - - LIFESTYLE -

The an­nual Cedar­town Christ­mas Pa­rade is ready to bring sil­ver screen Christ­mas clas­sics right through His­toric Down­town Cedar­town — all that’s needed is res­i­dent par­tic­i­pa­tion.

“The par­tic­i­pa­tion in last year’s Christ­mas pa­rade was fan­tas­tic and we want to con­tinue that com­mu­nity spirit and par­tic­i­pa­tion with this year’s pa­rade,” said Heather Ma­son, hu­man re­sources di­rec­tor for the City of Cedar­town and a Cedar­town Christ­mas pa­rade com­mit­tee mem­ber. “Our theme for this year lends it­self to a lot of va­ri­ety and cre­ativ­ity. With Cedar­town hav­ing been a film­ing lo­ca­tion for sev­eral movies and now, a tele­vi­sion series, we wanted to build on that ex­cite­ment,” Ma­son said.

The theme for this year’s pa­rade is “Christ­mas on the Sil­ver Screen.” Res­i­dents, church groups and lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions that plan to par­tic­i­pate and be el­i­gi­ble for pa- rade prize money should dec­o­rate their float ac­cord­ingly. “Clas­sic movies like ‘It’s a Won­der­ful Life,” “Ru­dolph the Red­nosed Rein­deer,” and “A Char­lie Brown Christ­mas” could be op­tions as well as mod­ern movies like “Polar Ex­press,” “A Christ­mas Story,” and “Home Alone.” Get cre­ative and have fun with it,” Ma­son said.

The pa­rade is planned for Thurs­day, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. with a rain date of Fri­day, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded in three cat­e­gories and all en­tries will be judged based on the theme.

Cat­e­gory one will be a church divi­sion with a $500 first place prize, a $300 sec­ond place prize and a $200 third place prize. Cat­e­gory two will be an open divi­sion with a $500 first place prize, a $300 sec­ond place prize and a $ 200 third place prize. Cat­e­gory three is “Most Out­stand­ing” with only a first-place award of $500. Ap­pli­ca­tions to en­ter the pa­rade and a list of rules and reg­u­la­tions can be ac­cessed at www. cedar­town­ge­or­gia.gov.

Ap­pli­ca­tions can be picked up i n per­son at City Hall, Mon­day through Fri­day, from 8:30 a.m. un­til 5 p.m.

The dead­line to en­ter is Mon­day, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

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