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Union Bank of Mena's 2013 Christmas Parade Float. [© PHOTO PROPERTY OF POLK COUNTY PULSE]

Officials Announce Delay of Mena’s Christmas Parade and Festival

BY LEANN DILBECK –

Officials with the annual Mena Christmas Parade & Festival met this afternoon and have made the decision, due to the torrential and severe weather forecasted for Friday evening, to move all festivities to Saturday, December 6th, beginning at 5 p.m. with the parade.  Lighting ceremonies, including a live performance by Lana Gail and the Gail Force and the spectacular fireworks followed by the official lighting of Janssen Park will all begin at 6 p.m.

The Armory activities will begin at 4 p.m.  A jump house, 30-ft. slide, and an array of Christmas games and crafts are sure to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Organizers say that Santa will also take time out of his busy holiday schedule to attend along with Mrs. Claus. The dynamo duo in red will be in the DeQueen Street Armory beginning at 4 p.m. for pictures by Tami Reagan.

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