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Santa Claus will be making the rounds soon in the River Valley & Ozark Edition readership area. Parades — some with themes, some not — are planned in many of the towns and cities.

This is the first year Crye-Leike Realtors has organized the Maumelle Christmas parade, and organizers hope to raise money from parade-entry fees to benefit a special charity. This year’s theme is Hometown Christmas.

“We chose Special Olympics because the Arkansas Realtors Association is a big advocate for Special Olympics, and we wanted to help with the fundraising for that great organization,” said Gloria Mayo, real estate agent with the Maumelle Branch of Crye-Leike.

“There were about 20 entries in last year’s parade,” she said. “We hope to exceed that this year. Currently, we have city officials, including the mayor, police chief and fire department, represented. Other entries are area churches, area businesses, a Little League team, a youth football team and an antique-car club. Most entries will be tossing candy to the spectators.”

Mayo said spectators will line up along Club Manor Road to view the parade, which will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The start of the parade will be at Club Manor and Millwood.

“There is still time to register,” Mayo said. “A $35 check made out to Special Olympics of Arkansas, along with your completed registration form, is all that’s needed.

“The organization for the parade is a team effort of our Crye-Leike Cares team at our office.”

For more information, contact Mayo at (501) 261-0444 or gloria.mayo@crye-leike.com.

Following is a look at some of the other Christmas parades planned in the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area.

CLEBURNE COUNTY

HEBER SPRINGS

The Christmas at the Movies Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Heber Springs. Call (501) 362-8137 for more information.

CONWAY COUNTY

MORRILTON

The 12 Days of Christmas Parade will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Morrilton. For more information, call the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce at (501) 354-2393.

FAULKNER COUNTY

CONWAY

A Seussical Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in downtown Conway. For more information, contact the Conway Chamber of Commerce at (501) 327-7788.

DAMASCUS

There will be a Christmas parade at 9 a.m. Dec. 7, with chili afterward at the Damascus Community Building. The parade lineup will begin on North Road. For more information, call (501) 335-7321.

GREENBRIER

The Christmas in Toyland Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Parade entries will line up at Eastside Elementary School. For more information, contact the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce at (501) 679-4009 or info@greenbrierchamber.org.

MAYFLOWER

The Mayflower Christmas Parade, followed by Christmas in the Park, will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at 2 Ashmore Drive. More information is available on Facebook.

VILONIA

A Storybook Christmas Parade will start at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Cemetery and Main streets and end at Vilonia High School. More information is available on Facebook.

PERRY COUNTY

PERRYVILLE

The Perryville Christmas Parade, followed by the Perry County Christmas Tree Competition, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Perry County Courthouse Square. For more information, contact the Perryville Chamber of Commerce at pcchamber@windstream.net or (501) 889-1571.

POPE COUNTY

ATKINS

The Atkins Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in downtown Atkins. The parade is sponsored by People for a Better Atkins. Call (501) 516-7676 for more information or find the event on Facebook.

RUSSELLVILLE

The Russellville Christmas Parade will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Russellville. For more information, call the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department at (479) 968-1272 or visit russellvillearkansas.org.

VAN BUREN COUNTY

CLINTON

Christmas in the Park will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 in Archey Ford Park. For more information, call (501) 253-1799, or find the event on Facebook.

DAMASCUS

There will be a Christmas parade at 9 a.m. Dec. 7, with chili afterward at the Damascus Community Building. The parade lineup will begin on North Road. For more information, call (501) 335-7321.

Editor’s note: If your Christmas parade is not listed in this schedule, send the information to rvonews@arkansasonline.com, and we will try to list it in the calendar of events.

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