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Rescheduled parades to roll Sunday ... if rain holds off

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By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's and Leopold's annual Christmas parades, both postponed due to rain Sunday, have been rescheduled for their original times this Sunday. Also rescheduled are follow-on activities in each community's park.

Leopold's Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. with Tell City's parade getting under way at 5:30 p.m. Lineup for the Tell City event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Tell City High School student parking lot. The parade will proceed west on Tell Street to Main Street and then south on Main to Washington Street.

Christmas in the Park events planned in City Hall Park will follow Sunday's parade in Tell City. The winner of a children's art contested sponsored by The News and the Tell City Beautification Committee will be honored and carolers will regale guests from the City Hall balcony.

Santa Claus will join the festivities and listen to Christmas wishes.

For more information on activities in the park Sunday, call Kaye Kleeman at 547-5875 or City Hall at 547-5511. For more information on the parade, call Brian Melton at 547-3441 or 547-6043.

The parade will be canceled in case of inclement weather Sunday and won't be rescheduled.

The Tell City Historical Society Museum will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and will offer Tell City Sesquicentennial merchandise, including steins, coasters, Tell City flags and coins.

Those items are also available weekdays at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Perry County Chamber of Commerce, both located at 601 Main St.

Leopold Parade

Santa will take to the streets of Leopold Sunday for that community's annual parade. The event begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, with entries assembling at 12:30 p.m. Three staging areas are planned. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central's Marching Commodores will gather at the James' Store just outside of town.

Parade organizers ask visitors to be in Leopold by 12:45 to limit traffic along the parade route. For safety reasons, no all-terrain vehicles will be allowed as stand-alone entries.

After the parade, Santa will visit with children in the park. Stepping Stones Preschool will sell hamburgers and chili. If inclement weather threatens Leopold's parade, parade goers should tune into radio stations WTCJ and WQKZ for updates.