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Joplin seeks group to coordinate Christmas Parade

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Joplin officials are looking for a non-profit group to sponsor the annual Christmas parade. 
 The event usually includes more than one hundred entries.  
Organizers would have to have meetings with the police department to ensure safety for participants, spectators and for traffic.  
The convention and visitors bureau director says planning needs to begin soon.  
 Patrick Tuttle says, "From  what I know, once schools start the bands are the key to get them lined up cause there's certain parades that are competition. They get credit for them, so do we move to that direction or what. But the schools are probably the first critical thing then the  church youth groups are involved and the businesses would fall inline after that." 

Any group interested in managing the parade must applying for a permit. 
Applications are due by September 22nd.
For a link to the application process click here.
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