Holiday Parade in South Zanesville

by Courtney Wheaton on November 25, 2013 at 1:22 am

For more than 25 years the South Zanesville Business Association Parade has provided the local community with a spectacular holiday display.

This year the parade’s theme was "It’s a Hollywood Christmas" and took several months to execute.

"We start the planning process of this in April and  we are looking at about 7 months of work from picking a theme, to getting the street shut down, to getting law enforcement involved, to getting marketing out there, " said South Zanesville Business Association President, Scott Haren.

Hundreds of visitors of all ages gathered on Maysville Pike to see all of the floats in the 2013 line-up which included Santa, the Maysville High School Band and even bumper cars. Haren says that continuing the parade is a proud tradition that he holds close to his heart.

" I remember coming to this parade when I was a kid, said Haren." I grew up in South Zanesville and it’s just something we really feel strongly about and to be able to give back to the kids of this generation, to have a good time and see Santa Claus and get candy and all that kind of fun stuff. "

Haren would like to thank the dedicated committee who helped make the event possible and all the people who sat in the blistering cold to watch the parade.