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It's time to enter Hometown Christmas Parade
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Entries are being accepted for the Hometown Christmas Parade, which will be held downtown at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.


The Magic of the Christmas Season is the theme for the parade, sponsored by the Covington Lions Club and Main Street Augusta. It’s open to schools, churches, sports teams, businesses, civic groups, neighborhood groups and individuals, according to a release from the Lions Club.


There were about 150 entries in the parade last year.


The lineup will be held on Newton Drive, with entry from Mill Street. The parade route will be west to Anderson Street, west on Floyd Street through Covington Square on Clark Street, then left on Lee Street, left on Washington Street and east to East Street.


You can create a float, decorate a car or wear a costume. The application form is available at the website Click on “Christmas Parade” on the lower left of the page.


Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 29.


Any offensive langue, act or music may be refused participation in the parade by the Lions Club and Main Street. There is no entry fee, but a donation may be made to the Covington Lions Club to cover programming expenses. 


A Best All-Around trophy will be presented to the float showing the best holiday spirit, theme, creativity and construction. Other awards include first and second place school categories (High School, Middle School, Elementary School and Preschools/Daycares), Churches, Civic Groups, Boys and Girl scouts, Corporation and Businesses, Family and Horses (Best Tack, Rider Dress and Best Group).


 Deadline time for judging entries is 9:30 am on Newton Drive.


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