The annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit starts at 10:30 am from the downtown Jacksonport fire station, Nov. 22. Now in its 22nd year, this fun-loving, eclectic parade continues its mission of neighbors helping neighbors once again in 2018 through support for local community member, Paula Symons, who has multiple plasma cell leukemia.
“We know the need in our community is great,” said Mary Witteborg, parade committee chair. “We are thankful to be able to provide some support and peace of mind for Paula and her family in this challenging time.”
The parade also raises funds for Feed My People, Clothe My People.
Parade viewers can expect the same zany blend of floats and characters mixed with a traditional color guard, a Jacksonport fire truck, a number of farm animals, and Santa. Participation in the parade is encouraged. A $100 prize is awarded for the best entry.
Anyone wishing to participate in the parade should be at the Jacksonport Fire Station by 9:45 am on Nov. 22. Raffle tickets for a $500 and $300 Door County weekend package are available now through the parade for $5 each or 5 for $20. For more information, find the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit on Facebook.