The 33rd Sonora city sponsored Historic Sonora Christmas Parade is set for 5:30 pm tonight.
Sheala Wilkenson, City Events Coordinator was Friday’s KVML “Newmaker of the Day”.
The parade will stage at Sonora High School parking lot, the pool parking lot and School Street prior to 5:30 pm.
There will be three announcing stations along the parade route. Bridgette and Shelly from Today’s Country 93.5 FM KKBN, will be announcing near Courthouse Park. “Mark and Maryann” from Star 92.7 FM will announce from the Sonora Opera Hall. Mark Truppner from AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML and News Director B.J. Hansen will announce from the old Radiator Doctor location near the end of the Parade route.
The parade runs along Washington Street from the Red Church to Restano Way.
Parking will not be allowed along Washington Street from Elkin to William streets after 2 PM.
Tuolumne County Transit will run shuttles with “Holly the Holiday Trolly” to and from downtown Sonora every fifteen minutes from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. The pick-up point is at the Junction Shopping Center in east Sonora.
No alcoholic beverages are permitted along the parade route by order of the Sonora Police Department. Anyone on the parade route with an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be arrested.
Following the parade, Santa will at the Heart Rock Coffee Company (formally known as the Heart Rock Cafe), visiting with all of the boys and girls, good and bad, young and old.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.