Bulletin Staff Report

    BANGS – The 2009 Bangs Christmas parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

    Lineup for the parade, sponsored by the Bangs Business Association, will begin at 5 p.m.

    The lighted parade will leave Gantt Street, turn right onto Highway 586 and go one block before turning right on Fitzgerald and heading west to South First Street. The route will then see the entrants turn right on South First and head north on Kyle Street to South Third Street. The parade will end with a jaunt down down Third Street before heading south on Spencer, and ending at the city park.

    At the conclusion of the parade, the public is invited to the Bangs Community Center for free hot chocolate and cookies, provided by the association. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand visiting with children.

    Larry Traweek, parade organizer for the Bangs Business Association, said no deadline has been established to participate. Traweek said he looks forward to the public involvement.

    “We would love to see some folks with old cars and some horses in the parade,” Traweek said. “Churches, civic organizations – anyone that wants to be in the parade, just let us know.”

    Traweek said there will be one Santa Claus for the parade.

    For information or to sign up, call Traweek at 642-4420, or Terry Bennie at 647-1480. No entry fees will be charged to enter the parade, and the entire community is welcome.