Students Ready Float for Glasgow Christmas Parade

By: Forrest Sanders Email
By: Forrest Sanders Email

Some say it's "A Christmas Story" others prefer "A Miracle on 34th Street" and still others stand by "It's a Wonderful Life" as the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

But this year, you can experience your favorite holiday films in a whole new way by watching them travel down the streets of Glasgow.

The theme of the Glasgow Christmas parade this year is "Your Favorite Christmas Movie."

It's Wednesday afternoon at the Barren County Area Technology Center, and time is whittling down to transform this basic frame into a scene from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

But making Dr. Seuss proud in time for Saturday is no sweat for this group of students. All it takes is some elbow grease.

"It ties in all their classroom instruction with something they can actually put out in the community and let the folks see the fruit of their labor, so to speak," said Principal Hal Thoms.

That labor's coming from a lot of school departments. Carpentry constructed the float, electrical technology wired the lights and health sciences is handling decorations.

"Students get to see what each other are capable of and bring their assets to one project," explained teacher Ashley Bell. "It allows different sorts of kids to come together and bring their strengths."

And that teamwork will pay off in one elaborate display Saturday night.

"We'll have Cindy Loo Whoo in the float," Thoms explained. "And one of the Grinches will come out and steal the Christmas toys. He'll go in the chimney and another student will come out the top of the chimney with a bag full of toys."

The pressure's on to measure up. The school's got a long history of first place recognition for their floats.

But whether or not they add another plaque to the wall on Saturday, the school's glad to take part in an integral event in Kentucky's holiday season.

"I think the community really supports the parade here in Glasgow and we like to do our part to make it something interesting for the community folks to see," Thoms concluded.

The Glasgow Barren County Christmas parade kicks off at 6 p.m. on Dec. 1.

To see a list of Christmas parades in the area, Click Here

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