The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce recently posted a notice on its website to clarify apparent myths regarding the Christmas Parade held in Dade City.
“The chamber has withdrawn the application it submitted in May, to operate, staff and insure the Christmas Parade for 2020,” the notice says.
“It takes a lot of time, effort and interaction for the entries to produce their floats, bands to practice and groups to meet and rehearse what they would be doing in the parade,” the post adds.
“A host of volunteers is needed to actually ‘run’ the parade – in some cases, folks are not yet ready to say ‘yes’ to participating in large, uncontrolled groups,” the post continues.
The announcement goes on, to make this point: “The chamber does not “own” a parade. If another group would like to produce a Christmas Parade, they simply need to obtain a special event permit from the city.”
If any group is interested in pursuing the project of putting on the parade, the chamber would be happy to provide guidance or counsel, the posting adds.
John Moors, executive director of the chamber, invites anyone with questions to call him at (352) 567-3769.
Published October 21, 2020