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The annual Christmas parade hosted by the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is set for Saturday night (Dec. 14) on Grand Avenue downtown.

The lineup will begin at 5 p.m. in the Houston High School parking lot and the parade will start at 6. Judging will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Chamber executive director Angie Quinlan said that in a Facebook poll conducted by the chamber, 81-percent of the votes were in favor of having the parade at night, while only 19-percent favored daytime.

Cash prizes will be awarded to floats in both religious and non-religious categories, including $25 for first-place, $15 for second and $10 for third.

Entry forms for people wishing to have their floats judged are available at the chamber headquarters in the Houston Visitors Center (at U.S. 63 and Walnut Street) or at the chamber’s Facebook page.

For information, call 417-967-2220.

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