Annual Parade of Lights Food Drive
Gather the entire family and come join the fun and entertainment on Thursday, December 2, 2021 and be a part of the excitement of the Annual Salvation Army and Virgin Valley Community Food Bank Parade of lights canned food drive; all entries need to be lighted.
Thursday, Evening get your spot early along the parade route as traffic will be diverted off of the boulevard from Arrowhead to Willow at 5:20PM. Bring your lawn chairs and some refreshments to stay warm and watch and enjoy the parade. The parade will head East on Mesquite Blvd on the south side lanes (City Hall side) of the street. Please remember to bring your cans of food to donate to the Salvation Army and local food banks. We will have volunteers picking food up along the parade route so bring your cans of food to support food drive; our goal is over 1000 LBS of canned food. The Eureka has contributed so there will be hot chocolate and cookies served.
The Parade of Lights was created in 2015 to celebrate the Christmas holiday season twofold; to enjoy the lights and to give to those who are less fortunate. The event has grown to become Mesquite’s largest canned-food drive. ( Mesquite Parade of Lights Facebook Page).
For those interested in having a parade entry, please fill out the following application:
APPLICATIONS DUE BY NOON ON NOV 24, 2021 at MESQUITE CITY HALL, CITY CLERK’S OFFICE at 10 MESQUITE BLVD. Or, you can return your application to the following emails:
Tracy Beck, City Clerk: email@example.com 702-346-5295
Julie Goodsell, Deuty City Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org 702-346-5295 To have a parade entry, you must donate 25lbs of canned food to the food drive committee Just a reminder, please stays off the medians.
Parade of Lights Route December 2, 2021 5:30PM.
∙ The parade staging area will be in the LDS Chapel Parking lot on 100 North Arrowhead Lane. ∙ Parade will begin at 5:30PM and leave the LDS parking lot turning (Left) South Arrowhead Lane. (Heading towards Mesquite Blvd).
∙ Parade then will turn Left (East) onto Mesquite Blvd heading (normal direction of traffic). ∙ Parade will be heading east for about 0.5 miles.
∙ Parade then will turn Left (North) on North Willow, ending. Entries can head back to the staging area taking Old Mill Rd back to the LDS chapel on 100 North Arrowhead.
∙ 5:20PM Traffic will be diverted off of Mesquite Boulevard between Woodbury and Sandhill
The following photos are courtesy of Mesquite Parade of Lights Facebook Page at this link:
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