BANGS Bangs school teacher Sammy McClatchy and business owner Barbara Findley have been named grand marshals of this year's Bangs Lighted Christmas Parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.

The parade is sponsored by the Bangs Business Association and the Bangs Volunteer Fire Department.

McClatchy and Findley represent the cornerstone of the town, education and business, parade organizers said.

Parade line-up is at the transportation barn on Gant Street, and the parade route will be down Fitzgerald and downtown Bangs. The parade will be "a special hometown feeling of Christmas in a small town," organizers said.

The parade will include bands, police and fire vehicles, trick mowers, floats from church and civic groups, out-of-town floats, four-wheelers and horses all with lights.

There is no charge for entry. Just be there by 5:15 p.m the evening of the parade for line-up and get your spot.

Immediately after the parade, you can stop at the fire station for cookies and hot chocolate with Santa and Mrs. Claus.