Nanette Buehrer, Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce director, said Monday entries for the annual village Parade of Lights have topped 30.
“We probably have over 30. I picked up the mail today, and there’s a couple of more in there,” she said.
She’s also had some verbal commitments from others.
She anticipates the parade will be a reasonable size.
“I’m not worried,” she said.
This year’s parade starts at 6:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 28. Following tradition, it is the day after Thanksgiving.
Buehrer said she still could use four to six volunteers at the ConAgra parking lot.
Floats for the parade first arrive at the ConAgra parking. Buehrer said once they arrive, they are checked in and then assigned to a place in line. From the ConAgra lot, they travel to Walnut Street for the final staging.
“We’re going to try to be more organized at ConAgra”; hence, the need for additional volunteers.
Rain on Saturday, Nov. 15, resulted in the postponement of the Festival of Lights setup until Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Some volunteers went ahead and completed their tasks that day, and others have been working as time and weather allow.
She said the displays will be ready to go the night of the parade.