So wanting ahead to Christmas!
Some of us have been chomping on the bit to get their Christmas decor out earlier than Thanksgiving. As quickly because the Thanksgiving desk was cleared and earlier than the leftovers have been reheated, various of us had their lights up and flipped the swap.
Ponchatoula has glowed brightly on current nights even earlier than the annual official lighting ceremony, and I used to be not mistaken in pondering this Friday was the date scheduled.
Nonetheless, of us on the Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce inform me the date is modified from this Friday to subsequent. The lights proceed to glow at evening, however the official lighting ceremony and “Sitting with Santa” on the Collinswood Museum porch is not going to happen till Dec. 10.
What’s extra, the time of the Ponchatoula Christmas parade on Dec. 11 has been modified from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Why the last-minute adjustments? The reason being simply as thrilling because the festivities: Highschool soccer playoffs.
The Inexperienced Wave is on a mighty roll, taking down opponent after opponent by huge margins – the closest rating a 37-21 win over Mandeville.
We are able to anticipate the Wave (11-0) to pound Acadiana (11-2) this Friday at 7 p.m., and hometown spirit dictates that the glow within the Swamp will outshine the glow Downtown, so the lighting ceremony was pushed again.
And it’s a matter of Ponchatoula pleasure that the staff shall be within the Christmas parade on Dec. 11 so, naturally in consideration of the looming state championship sport on Dec. 11, the parade time needed to be moved up.
In the meantime, a associated scenario is occurring in Amite, the place the Warriors (10-2) shall be at residence this Friday for the playoff sport in opposition to Jonesboro-Hodge (11-2), and the Amite Christmas parade can be set for Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.
It’s a long-standing courtesy and signal of help that the chambers of commerce within the municipalities of Tangipahoa Parish attempt to not have comparable occasions on the identical occasions. The timing and scheduling of the 2 parades this yr was unexpected.
It’s my understanding that, on studying about their parade time change the opposite day, Ponchatoula Chamber staffers referred to as each single entry of their parade, defined the scenario and warranted them it will be comprehensible in the event that they determined to honor their dedication to be within the Amite parade as a substitute of Ponchatoula’s.
“None of us need to have a conflicting parade date,” Billie Jo Laird informed me, “however this was a last-minute change and the mayor requested us to do it.”
Along with the parades on Dec. 11, Amite could have its Vacation Sales space popups at Coach Catha Park beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding with the Store Amite / Dine Amite drawing at 4 p.m. Name 985-748-5537 or 985-517-0808 for extra data. And will probably be Election Day for the Amite-area hospital district tax proposition all day till 8 p.m.
It’s great to have so many nice native occasions – and nice groups – to help! Geaux, Inexperienced Wave! Geaux, Warriors!