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Lighted Christmas parade entry deadline approaching
Posted 11 - 05 - 2010

PHOTO of past Nine Flags Festival taken by Bruce R. Partain.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the largest lighted Christmas parade in East Texas! This year the Nine Flags Festival will pay special tribute to the attempts to establish Texas as its own republic with the Dr. James Long, Magee-Gutierrez and Fredonia Rebellion flags.

Organizers of the 14th annual Nine Flags Festival are now accepting entries for the parade, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, in historic downtown Nacogdoches. Entry forms are available online at and at the Visitor Center, located at 200 E. Main St. Call 936-564-7351 to have a form mailed to you.

“The lighted Christmas parade has become one of the biggest highlights of the festival, and the reason for that is the wonderful participation by the community that we have enjoyed over the years,” said Joel Novosad, meeting and event coordinator for the Nacogdoches CVB.

All parade entries must be received by Friday, November 12. Fees are $30 for floats and trailers and $15 for all other entries. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries for float and non-float categories. Judging will be based on aesthetic quality, originality, creativity, use of animation and/or humor and use of illumination.

For more information about the parade or other Nine Flags Festival events, call 936-564-7351, e-mail, or be our friend on facebook @ Christmas Celebration.

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