Holiday Parade in South Zanesville

Holiday Parade in South Zanesville

by Courtney Wheaton on November 25, 2013

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.