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SHOEBOX: Floats ready for holiday parade


Pizzasaurus is acting as the grand marshall this year, a nod to the locally owned business chain’s 40th anniversary. Pizzasaurus will also be greeting children and serving roni rolls at the drive-in viewing.

New Vision’s Angie Urban has coordinated the traditional in-person holiday parade over the last several years.

“Under the circumstances, we were thrilled to partner with the folks at the Hoyt to offer such a creative alternative.

It’s a non-traditional year calling for non-traditional solutions to spark that holiday spirit and kick-off the season,” Urban said.

A full gallery of entries will be posted on the Hoyt’s Facebook page, Nov. 23-28, for public voting. The one with the most “likes” wins. In addition, all entries will be exhibited at The Confluence through the end of the year.

The Hoyt and New Visions would like to extend a special thanks to Mike Lysakowski, Dan Effinite and Studio 724 Lawrence Photography for the narration, filming and editing of the film; to Klafter’s, Pizza Joe’s and Northship Information Technologies for parade sponsorship; to the City of New Castle for use of Cascade Park; to L.J. Ram Construction for the park stage; and to New Creation Free Methodist Church for sound and music at the park.

“Of course, we also need to thank our participants – without which we would not have a parade!” Koller-Jones said. “You are the reason for celebrating the season. Join us in doing so on Nov. 21.”

The Lawrence County Partners for Preservation float features a Victorian parlor scene.


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