Thursday, December 5, 2013

Myakka Christmas parade offers holiday spirit with country flavor

Horses and riders are always a highlight of the Myakka Christmas parade.
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 MYAKKA CITY — The lineup for the annual Myakka City Christmas parade, set to begin 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, on Wauchula Road at the Myakka City Elementary School,  includes decorated horses and riders, big trucks, and 40 floats.

The parade winds through side streets and ends near Myakka Fire Station 1 at 10215 Wauchula Road.

Roger and Sylvia Mayfield have been selected as parade king and queen by the Myakka seniors program.

Marching bands in the parade include Lakewood Ranch High School and Community Christian School.

Forty floats are planned for the Myakka Christmas parade on Dec. 7.
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Look for a big truck or two in the Myakka Christmas parade.
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Immediately after the parade, a Christmas festival will be held on the grounds of Myakka Community Center, complete with crafts, food, and games, ending at 3 p.m.

Live entertainment will be provided by singer Alex Dakin Banger, and by Stacey’s Cheer Jam.

Three bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, and a mechanical bull are planned for children.

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