Parade entry deadline Friday

Published 10:01 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An application deadline for participants in the Suffolk Holiday Parade has been extended to this Friday.

Groups and businesses are encouraged to enter the parade, which will be held Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in downtown Suffolk.

The theme for the parade is “Holidays in Toyland.” The application fee is $50.

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Prizes associated with the parade will include $200 each for the best marching unit, best animal unit, best float, best specialty unit, best motorized unit and best in show awards and $10 for the judges’ choice award. For marching bands, school and non-school bands will be in separate categories, and each category will have first-, second- and third-place awards worth $300, $200 and $100, respectively.

For more information, call 514-7263 or email Applications are available on the city’s website at