ROCKWALL – The 43rd annual Rockwall Kiwanis Christmas Parade, sponsored by the City of Rockwall, will be Dec. 1, at 9 am.
The parade will proceed from Hwy. 66 and Caruth Dr. to N. Goliad St. (near the YMCA); then proceed down N. Goliad and turn right on Kaufman St. past the Downtown Square, and then continue east to Clark St. and Dobbs Elementary.
The weather is expected to be in the 60s when the parade begins, with sunny skies.
The theme of this year’s parade is: “Through the Eyes of a Child.” Grand Marshall will be Amy Parks Heath Elementary School 4th grader Courtney Kirk, whose poster artwork best depicted the parade theme, according to the contest judges. Her artwork is incorporated in the parade posters going up around Rockwall promoting the event. She is the daughter of Brad and Melanie Kirk of Heath.
Leading the parade will again be the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse on horseback. Santa Claus will be on the firetruck at the end of the event. In between are expected to be dozens of entries from holiday-decorated floats, cars and golf carts to more horses and perhaps a band or two.
Following the parade, Santa’s Workshop on San Jacinto will be open for children. An Old Town Holiday Market, hosted by local merchants from 9 am – 2 pm, will feature an array of gifts for purchase, gingerbread houses, candles, vintage birdhouses, clothing, soaps, canned preserves and more.
For info or to obtain a parade entry form, visit www.rockwallkiwanis.org or call 972-722-6001.
By J.J. Smith