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Kiwanis is gearing up for the annual Christmas parade, which will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 down Main Street in Batesville with the theme of “A Bicentennial Christmas.”

The Batesville Kiwanis Club has announced plans for the 2021 Batesville Christmas parade. The annual parade will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 down historic Main Street in Batesville.

The theme of the parade is “A Bicentennial Christmas” celebrating Batesville’s bicentennial year. Parade participants are encouraged to decorate floats accordingly.

Judging categories for this year will include business and civic/nonprofit. One winner will be selected from each group with an overall “Best of Parade” awarded. The winner will be announced on Dec. 6. All groups entering floats will need to complete an online form if they wish to be judged. The form can be found at facebook.com/BatesvilleKiwanisParade and on the Main Street Batesville page.

Only floats need to be registered. There are no fees for participating in the parade thanks to FutureFuel as the major sponsor and several local community businesses.

In addition to the Christmas parade, Kiwanis sponsors many activities for the children of the community, including the Key Clubs in Batesville, Southside and Midland Schools, Builders Clubs, Circle K in college, Youth football program, Boy Scouts, Every Child a Swimmer, college scholarship programs and an elementary reading program.

The Kiwanis International motto is “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.” The club focuses on changing the world by serving the children, a news release states.

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