“I think there’s always been a time crunch for businesses and trying to get their labor to work on floats has always been a challenge,” she said. “I think that’s one of the things we’ve heard is that businesses would have liked to be involved but don’t want to put the time and effort in a float for the parade.”
Fawley added she hopes all of the lights in the parks will inspire more residents to decorate their homes.
“That’s the focus — lighting up not just the parks, but the community,” she said.
Music performed on the Cass County Community Foundation stage and children’s activities will be a part of the event as well, the release states.
Logan’s Landing Promotional Committee Chairman Greg Packard stated in the release, “I am excited to see the new direction we are headed. I think the public will love the enhancements Light Up Logansport brings to the already festive and fun Downtown Christmas Open House. While the parade will surely be missed, I think the outcome of the event will more than make up for it.”
The parade was held in downtown Logansport for the last 12 years. Last year, 37 floats participated.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.