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Watertown to revive Christmas parade

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Twenty years later - Watertown is bringing back their Christmas Parade.

Watertown Gazette Owner Jimmy Foster said that hosting the parade has been requested several times in the past few years, but that typically the community focused on their Fourth of July water-filled spectacular.

"After the Fourth of July parade it was asked why we don't have a Christmas parade anymore.

Mayor Mike Jennings asked the final question during a city council meeting a while back and Jim Amero, who owns Jim's Antiques, said 'Okay. We will do it,'" Foster explained, adding that he is co-coordinating Saturday's parade with Amero.

There is no entry fee for participants this year; however, Foster requested that participants submit entry fees by 5 p.m. Friday for the line-up. Entry forms are available at Jim's Antiques on the Watertown Square or participants can contact Foster on the Watertown Gazette Facebook page.

Foster said if folks who did not submit an entry form show up at Watertown Elementary School by 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.6 he will still get them into the parade.

Judging will be just before the 1 p.m. start time.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at

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