The numbers just keep growing.
The annual edition of Santa’s visit to the city of Port St. Joe comes Saturday during “Christmas on the Coast” and the parade line is filling up.
The parade will start at 6 p.m. ET and will travel down Reid Ave.
City Clerk Charlotte Pierce, who organizes the parade, said she had close to 120 entries.
“Last year, after the hurricane, I thought we had a good response,” Pierce said. “This year is even bigger. It seems to grow every year.
“We have some people who couldn’t be in last year who are in the parade and we have some who have never been in it at all who wanted to a part.”
Awards will be presented in four float/display categories: School and Non-Profit, Family and Friends, Business, and Faith-based.
“(City Manager Jim Anderson) and I keep joking we don’t know who is left to watch the parade,” Pierce said, though a mention of the parade on the city’s Facebook page was seen by more than 17,000.
“We are just looking forward to the parade and hope the good Lord provides some decent weather,” Pierce said.
Parade line-up is at 5 p.m. ET, Pierce emphasized that floats be prompt, and judges will begin reviewing at that time.
Entry forms are available at City Hall, by calling 229-8261, ext. 129 or by going online to www.cityofportstjoe.com.