Downtown Holiday Parade in the works

Participants, grand marshal sought

For the Daily Call

PIQUA — Downtown Piqua’s Holiday Parade will have a very traditional Christmas theme this year of “Twelve Days of Christmas.” The parade will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and participation is open to area businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, churches and other interested groups.

There is no charge to participate in the parade, and everyone is invited to join in the fun.

A traveling trophy will be awarded to the most festively decorated float and the winning entry will get to keep the trophy for the year. They will also be permanently recognized on the trophy with a brass plaque.

The parade is sponsored McVety Realty, Thrivent Financial and Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothier.

The holiday parade is a part of the Christmas Experiences in Piqua weekend, which includes Christmas on the Green from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and the Holly Jolly 5K/10K Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Applications for the Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade are available from the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main Street. The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 21.

Do you know someone whose contribution to our community or the area has gone unnoticed or unrecognized? Mainstreet Piqua also is accepting applications for the grand marshal of the holiday parade.

The grand marshal of the holiday parade is a ceremonial position and past honorees have included Vets to D.C. Founder Glenn Devers, former downtown business owner Doug Stilwell, former Mayor Lucy Fess, community volunteer Artie Parker, high school sports teams, and even the Piqua Heritage Festival.

If you know of a person or organization worthy of the honor please send a letter of nomination to Mainstreet Piqua at P.O. Box 1703, Piqua, OH 45356.

Nomination letters will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 14. Nominations can also be emailed to

For more information please call Mainstreet Piqua at (937) 773-9355.
Participants, grand marshal sought

For the Daily Call