Santa Claus parades into town next weekend

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 09:31 AM.

Teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights for "Best Chili in Port St. Joe," while attendees will be able purchase bowls and enjoy a gamut of different flavors.

All funds raised from the event will go toward community service works of the JSL including purchasing clothing and school supplies for area children.

The event will host live music from Konkrete Soul, a bounce house for kids, beverages for adults and a raffle.

Team registration forms can be picked up at the Tourist Development Council Welcome Center, Haughty Heron, Persnickety and A&A Homecare in Wewahitchka or by contacting any member of the JSL.

The annual Christmas parade is slated at begin at 6 p.m. ET Saturday and will feature more than 50 holiday-themed floats snaking down Reid Avenue while judges select winners in the categories of school and non-profit, family and friends and businesses.

“It’s truly a hometown parade,” said Pickett. “It shows great community spirit.”

Bringing up the rear of the parade will be Santa himself to officially welcome the holiday season to Gulf County.

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