One of central Illinois' biggest Christmas parades is a week from Saturday and there is still time to be a part of it for groups or organizations around central Illinois.
The annual Farmer City Christmas parade is Saturday, November 19 at 2 pm and Chad Wills says it's not too late to participate. He notes he'd like to have a list finalized by the end of the week but they will accommodate last minute entries the day of.
Wills indicates over 100 entries make up the parade each year which can last around an hour and a half. He says they have entries from antique cars and tractors, businesses and local celebrities.
This year, Lance Speaker and David Holt are this year's parade grand marshals. Wills explains those two do great for the Farmer City Raceway, a great asset to the community.
To get more information about the Farmer City Christmas Parade or to get entered, contact Wills at 309-386-2791. It is free to enter the parade and the route is the Farmer City Fairgrounds, through downtown and ending at Heartland Bank.