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Princeton Christmas Parade tonight

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PRINCETON, WVThe 2013 Princeton Christmas Parade is scheduled for Monday, December 2. Entry registration forms and regulations are now available at the Princeton Chamber office or online from the chamber website at www.pmccc.com/parade.

There is no entry fee to enter the parade, but floats wishing to be judged for awards must conform to this year's parade theme which is "Christmas Colors" and must be registered before November 19. Other units are asked to at least give their unit a Christmassy appearance and also be registered by November 25. The full set of regulations and lineup instructions is available with the entry form.

Every year the chamber encourages businesses, community organizations and individuals to enter a float in the parade. In an effort to take the parade "to the next level" the chamber encourages potential float entrants to do an internet search for "float building 101," where one can find several websites with many tips and ideas pertaining to float building.

Because the Princeton Christmas Parade is so large, containing nearly 100 units, lineup requires the use of Thorn, East Mercer and South 2nd Streets. The parade begins at the 5th Street stoplight on Mercer Street and ends at the Mercer County Courthouse.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR PRINCETON CHRISTMAS PARADE

Because the Princeton Christmas Parade is so large, containing nearly 100 units, lineup requires the use of 5th St., Thorn, East Mercer and South 2nd Streets. The parade begins at the 5th Street stoplight on Mercer Street and ends at the Mercer County Courthouse.

Due to the Princeton Christmas Parade, Princeton residents and area motorists should be aware that there will be an interruption of normal traffic patterns on Monday, December 2, 2013 from approximately 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and should plan accordingly. The congestion will occur in the vicinity of Mercer Street, Straley Avenue, Thorn Street, Harrison Street, and side streets in the immediate vicinity.

Residents attempting to get to their homes on the upper side of Mercer Street should plan to come in from the west end of Princeton using North Walker Street and then the back streets such as Highland Avenue. Residents on Harrison should also use an alternate route such as Princeton Avenue from Stafford Drive, rather than Mercer Street. 

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, Princeton City Police and the Princeton Rescue Squad will block off Thorn Street at South Wickham. Parade traffic on Thorn Street will be basically one-way heading toward Mercer Street, and only parade entries should attempt to enter from the South Wickham end. Mercer Street will be blocked on both ends. Parade participants scheduled to line up on East Mercer Street should enter that area from Brick Street, near the bakery thrift store, and travel up South 2nd Street to get into the parade line-up on East Mercer Street.

Drivers wishing to travel West Main Street (Rt. 20) also should not attempt to approach the courthouse via Princeton Avenue due to the parade ending at the courthouse area.

For more information, visit the Princeton Christmas Parade webpage on the Chamber of Commerce website at www.pmccc.com or contact the Chamber office at (304) 487-1502 or email pmccc@frontiernet.net.

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