Plans in place for Bryant Christmas parade

The fifth annual Bryant lighted Christmas parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
"It's creating excitement for the kids about Christmas," said Rae Ann Fields, executive director of the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce. Fields said the parade is special because it is a chamber event that is "strictly dedicated to serving the community."
The grand marshal of the parade will be the Bryant 13-year-old Babe Ruth World Series champions.
Deadline to register for the parade is 5 p.m. Nov. 23. After that, a $10 late fee will be added to the $10 entry fee.
Lineup for the parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Bryant Middle School. The parade will follow a route along Reynolds Road, concluding in the same location.
The chamber staff was told at one time that this route could not be used, but it turns out this was incorrect, Fields said.
"This is our preferred route,"she added.
Edward's Food Giant will sponsor the parade and Landers Auto Sales is a secondary sponsor.
Prizes will be awarded for floats. First place will receive $100; second, $75; and third, $50.