Parades Set For Saturday
SIGN: Costs Estimated At $10,000 to $12,000
Local officials scrambled to postpone their town’s Christmas parade last week amid predictions of impending winter weather.
Thanks to Mother Nature’s fickleness, however, McDonald County residents didn’t experience the freezing rain, sleet and snow that had been predicted.
Three local towns are now preparing for Christmas parades and festive fun on Saturday, Dec. 15. North Pole officials say Santa Claus has readjusted his schedule and is expected to make appearances at all three Christmas parades — in
Southwest City, Goodman and Noel.
The Southwest City Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.
The annual event is hosted by the Southwest City Commercial Club and area businesses. Parade officials are expecting clubs, churches, bands and automobiles to fill the streets with Christmas cheer.
Entry forms may be obtained at city hall and should be filled out and returned by Saturday morning. On the morning of the parade,
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He also read quotes from Joplin Sign Design. He said the final cost would probably be in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $12,000.
Alderman Scott Dennis said, “If we’re putting it on H Highway, we need someone that does signs to recommend what resolution we need.”
He added, “I think it’s a great idea.”
Alderman Becky Davis pointed out the city could advertise Amber Alerts on the sign. Sweeten said the city could use it to advertise parades and movies on the square.
Sweeten said he will research the matter further.
The aldermen passed the 2019 budget.
Aldermen also approved $58,114 in bills, which includes $25,407 for a 2019 Dodge Charger for the marshal’s office.