Can you explain to me why our county has a Christmas parade on Thanksgiving weekend? I had a family meal planned for that saturday and probably a bunch of other people did too. First they switched halloween and now we're doing Christmas on Thanksgiving. That's messed up plus, where did they get that Santa. was that Slug?
Dear Holiday Heckler,
I'll start off with a similar reply I've given to countless emails...why are you asking me? I have no control over these things. First, you should be made aware that our Lions Club (all volunteers) organize and oversee the Christmas parade, not "the county." Second, the Christmas parade and the Halloween on the Square are volunteer-coordinated events. They are a "treat" if you will. The county (which puts on the Halloween event) doesn't have to do anything for the event, but our local Parks and Rec team and our Judge Executive's office do...FOR FREE. Same as our Lions Club.
I've been told that the date of the Christmas parade was changed a couple years back because most other local parades are held on the first and second weekends in December, and many of the parade participants want to attend multiple local parades. I didn't attend this year's parade in person; however, I watched the live stream on the Edmonson Voice. Last I checked, the video had about 4K views and it looked like there were people all over the place--so the date must be good for most. Is the Lions Club supposed to call everyone in Edmonson County and ask them what date works out best for them for a parade or trick-or-treating?
What I've found out about our little county is that people are quick to complain and judge others, especially when it comes to volunteering. Don't like it? Don't complain to me or Facebook...volunteer for Parks and Rec and put in some time. Join the Lions Club and actually contribute. The only way positive changes are made is if you have positive people willing to do positive things...not complain only. I look at it like this: If they have the Christmas parade in March, at least someone is willing to volunteer their time to put it on. Around here, the ones that complain the most, contribute the least.
And as for Santa? He came from the North Pole. Duh.
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