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  • 6th Annual Light Parade Saturday

By Myrna Trauntvein
Times-News Correspondent

The 6th Annual Nephi Christmas Light Parade is set to take place on Saturday, November 30.
The parade will start at approximately 6:15 p.m. on 300 South and end at the Nephi City Park at 600 North.  
At the beginning of the parade, there will be free glow necklaces for the children.
Following the parade the float entries are invited to line up around Nephi City Park for closer viewing and judging for about 45 minutes.
As in the past, there will be voting at the large covered area at the park.
"Also, voting will be added this year at the Old Mill Park," said Debbie Zirbes, light parade chairman.  
Donuts will be at both parks, so hurry to vote and get one.
The Theme is "The Music of Christmas" and everyone is asked to vote on the entry that best depicts the Christmas Carol that each entry has chosen for their float.  
It is recommended that the represented carol be playing as the float proceeds along the parade route.
"There will be five or six different places along Main Street that we will be having someone telling about the entries," said Zirbes. "So most people will be able to hear them." 
Prizes will be given to the entries which best depict the carol that entrant selected and on voter favorites.
Grand prize, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, and honorable mentions will be awarded.
The registration form and a full set of parade regulations can be found on the third page of the online version of the city's newsletter at the city website.
"I would like to thank all of the business who donate to the parade," said Zirbes.
She said the committee would also like to thank all the people willing to take the extra time needed and accept the extra expense required to build an entry and help make the parade a success.  
"We as the parade committee, could not do it without all of the help from those in the community who go the extra mile," said Zirbes.    
The committee, in addition to Chairman Zirbes, includes Wayne and Connie Jarrett, Neils and Judy Jensen, Amy Zirbes and Carla Brooks.
Those planning to enter the parade should inform the committee of that intent as soon as possible. The entrant will be given a number which should be incorporate in the float.
"The main requirement of the Christmas Light Parade is to incorporate lights into the entry," said Zirbes. "Those entering are asked to please light the parade number and the name of the entry so that viewers are able to know who to vote for."
Due to the darkness and unforeseeable road conditions, throwing or handing out candy and other items from the vehicle will be prohibited. Those who would like to hand out items may do so by walking the route prior to the parade beginning.
The parade committee does reserve the right to refuse any inappropriate entries and to pull entries from the parade which do not comply with regulations.