Sherman moves Christmas parade to Saturday

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, TX - Thanks to a playoff run by the high school football team, the Sherman Christmas Parade has officially been moved from Friday to Saturday night.

City officials met Monday morning and made the change since the Sherman Bearcats are advancing to the quarterfinals of the Texas high school playoffs. They will be facing off against Tyler John Tyler. The Sherman Christmas Parade will now be held this Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

Sherman Mayor Bill Magers said it was an easy decision. "Bottom line is the band and the football team and half the town are going to be down in Dallas. We thought that in order to accommodate everyone's schedule we would just move our Christmas parade to Saturday night because it is Texas. Texas high school football comes first."

The Snowflake Festival will also be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and will close after the parade.


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  • by Tiffany Location: Sherman on Dec 3, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    Are they not cancelling the parade because of the rain???
  • by Devonte Location: Black on Dec 3, 2011 at 02:08 PM
    Bearcats lost HAHAHAHAHAHA GO JOHN TYLER
  • by Bea Location: Mayberry on Dec 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    You know I always wondered why there could never be a Grayson County Christmas Parade, so there could be more bands(from high schools in Co.)more entrants, and just a better quality parade.
  • by Santa Location: Sherman on Nov 30, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    Santa hates football. Open a bar downtown.
  • by Jojo Location: Sherman on Nov 30, 2011 at 06:22 AM
    Stop crying no one will be there everyone will be at SMU watching them cats so if you want to stand down town by yourself on Friday go ahead I'll be at the game
  • by Bea Location: Mayberry on Nov 29, 2011 at 03:21 PM
    Are the pitbulls going to be in the parade?
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      by Bob Thornton@ Dodd City on Nov 30, 2011 at 06:39 PM in reply to Bea
      ......giggle..........
  • by sheila Location: denison on Nov 29, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    I think it's a wonderful thing that Sherman has done to move the parade to Saturday so that more people are able to attend both. I remember the days in Denison when everyone would close shops downtown to support the football team, band, cheerleaders. This is the time of year to celebrate, be happy and enjoy everything that this season brings. So go cheer on the Bearcats friday night and greet Santa Saturday. Good luck to everyone involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Melly Location: Texomaland on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    Stop complaining on when the parade is going to be held. Just thank goodness it is still being called a CHRISTMAS Parade!! So many cities and towns these days are chaning their Christmas Parades into Holiday Parades.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:31 PM in reply to Melly
      Name one.
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        by Suzie on Nov 30, 2011 at 01:46 PM in reply to
        Here's three... TULSA, Oklahoma -- Some Tulsans say they are taking matters into their own hands and holding a Christmas parade this year. The decision was made after a controversy concerning the name of the annual parade downtown. The word "Christmas" was dropped from the official title in 2009. In other business, the controversial issue of omitting Christmas from the title of La Jolla’s annual year-end parade resurfaced in November, after a five-year hiatus, when Martin Bunzl and his wife Deborah at a Bird Rock Community Council meeting challenged the group’s building of a community float to enter in a “Christmas” parade. They said the name was not inclusive of non-Christian groups. “I request you take up this issue again of renaming the parade as the holiday parade rather than the Christmas parade,” Bunzl told the town council during the public comment period, which allows two minutes for input but precludes group action. “The name doesn’t represent the whole community, which is very varied and it’s unnecessarily exclusionary being a Christmas parade rather than a holiday parade.” Once again this year, the battles over Christmas in U.S. public places are raging. But in one battle, the citizens have already won without being dragged into court. Citizens of Richmond, Virginia, were joined by other people around the country to make a big enough uproar that their city listened. The annual Richmond Christmas Parade was to be re-named The Dominion Holiday Parade. Word got out that Richmond's volunteer parade planners felt pressured by this year's biggest parade sponsor-an energy company called Dominion-to take the word "Christmas" out of the Christmas parade.
  • by Bearcat Mom on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:13 AM
    The deal has been done, get over it! The parade could have stayed scheduled for Friday night, just would not have had that many people in attendance. Go bearcats!
  • by JRT Location: Sherman on Nov 29, 2011 at 06:14 AM
    It's not about 2 entrants not being able to be in the parade, it's also about a ton of spectators and participants being at the game. Get over it...the parade will be fine. Hopefully it will be a victory parade!
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