Superior Optimist Club sets date for eighth annual holiday parade

The Superior Optimist Club will host the eighth annual Miracle on Main St. Christmas Parade on Sat., Dec. 1 2012.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. with food booths opening and entertainment. The theme of the parade and event this year is ” Christmas in Superior.”

The Optimist would like to encourage families, clubs and businesses to enter the parade. There is no fee to participate in the parade: entries can be floats, vehicles or equestrian.

Non-motorized entries will need to make special arrangements. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries: $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.

The entertainment for this year is focused on celebrating the many talents of Superiorrites. If you love to sing, dance, or act consider signing up for the “Superior Has Talent Showcase.” Baile Folklorico Alma de Superior is already scheduled to perform that afternoon at 4 p.m.

Any local nonprofit group wishing to host a fundraising or educational booth during the event may do so at no charge but may be required to pay other permit fees to the Town of Superior or Pinal County depending on the type of booth.

This year the club will be hosting a Best Cookie contest. The categories for the best cookie contest are: Best Chocolate Chip, Best Oatmeal Cookie, Best Decorated Cookie and Best Other Holiday Cookie. A $25 gift card will be awarded to the best cookie in each category.

Anyone wishing to get involved with the event should contact one of the following Optimist Club members:JoAnn Besich 520-827-0592, Mila Besich-Lira 520-827-0676 or Olga Lopez 520-827-4119.

The next planning meeting for the Miracle on Main St. event will be on Wed., Nov. 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of JoAnn Besich.

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