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17th Annual Sulphur Springs Lions Club Christmas Light Parade

November, 16 2023 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Sulphur Springs and we would like to invite everyone to get into the Christmas spirit with the annual Lions Club lighted Christmas parade! The seventeenth annual Sulphur Springs Lions Club Christmas Light Parade will be held on the evening of Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM. A stunning showcase of festively lit parade entries will bring Christmas cheer to the viewers of all ages. This year’s parade Chairman, Greg Cravens, stated that he “cannot think of a better community atmosphere than the downtown square with the Christmas Tree Lighting, the Downtown Market, and the Christmas Light Parade all in one night. It would be hard to not
get into the Christmas Spirit in that environment.”

Parade entrants will be encouraged to decorate their floats with new and unwrapped toys to be donated
to Blue Santa at the end of the parade route. Blue Santa will also be collecting toys in a booth at the
Downtown Christmas Market.

The parade route will begin at Buford Park and head east on Connally Street to the square. Then the
parade will then head north on Church Street then west on Houston St ending at Gerald Prim Stadium.
The Lions Club would like to thank this year’s parade sponsors for their support of the Christmas Light
Parade. Sponsors for this year’s parade are: Alliance Bank, Atmos Energy, City National Bank, Farmers
Electric Cooperative, Legacy Ag Credit, Signature Solar, Christus Mother Frances Hospital, and Bell
Concrete. Also sponsoring the parade are Farm Country, Inc. Brian Toliver Ford, Nor-Tex Tractor, Jay
Hodge Chevrolet, Money Law Firm, Texana Land and Asphalt, Guaranty Bank and Trust, East Texas
Physical Therapy, Tully Insurance, Sulphur Springs Dodge, 5W Construction, Discount Pipe and Steel,
Clayton Homes, Texas Farm Credit, Clarion Pointe, Northeast Texas Farmers Cooperative, Lindsey Lee with
Century 21 First Group, and the Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association.

Entry forms for the lighted Christmas Parade can be picked up at the Hopkins County Chamber of
Commerce. The deadline to enter the parade is Tuesday, November 28th.

The Sulphur Springs Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday at The Corner Grub House on Connally St.
Lions Club has a mission to serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. The Sulphur Springs Lions Club is a place where individuals join to give their valuable time and effort to improving the community. For more information, or to get involved with the Sulphur Springs Lions Club,
please visit a club meeting or look them up on Facebook.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members
in approximately 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since
1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, made a strong commitment to community
service and served young people throughout the world. For more information about the Lions Clubs
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