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Nearly 100 Entries In 34th Annual Bedford Festival Of Lights Christmas Parade Saturday
Updated November 30, 2016 8:13 AM
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(BEDFORD) - It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Bedford and the downtown area will be bustling with activity Saturday to ring in the holiday season with the 34th Annual Bedford Festival of Lights Christmas parade.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. with nearly 100 entries.

This years theme is Decades of Christmas.

David Miller, chief executive officer of Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corp. in Mitchell, and his wife Susan Miller, director of the Bedford Public Library, are this year's grand marshals.

Co-Chair Sarah Reinhard says something new this year is that kids can get their free photos with Santa Claus before the parade steps off.

Pictures with Santa will be offered at Stone Cutters Café and Roastery from 3 to 5 p.m. The pictures will be posted to, where users can download and share them.

The parade lineup will begin at 3 p.m. at 15th and M streets. New judging categories this year include Best Overall Theme and Best Lighted Entry.

Attendees can visit the parade's vendors along J Street.

For more information, contact Bedford Revitalization Inc. at (812) 329-4221. Co-chairs for the event are Reinhard, Elizabeth Andry and Heidi Davis.

2016 Bedford Christmas Parade Line Up

  1. Bedford Police Department
  2. American Legion - Gillen Post #33
  3. Parade Committee Float
  4. City of Bedford - Mayor Girgis & Family
  5. Lawrence County Vietnam Veterans Organization
  6. Disabled Veterans Wish Foundation
  7. Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums
  8. Seals Abulance Service
  9. Shawswick Volunteer Fire Dept & Grade School Cheerleaders
  10. Shawswick Volunteer Fire Dept & JUNIOR HIGH School Cheerleaders
  11. Limestone Robotics
  12. Apostolic Faith Assembly
  13. En Pointe Dance Company
  14. Eagle Riders 654
  15. Combs Animal Farm
  16. Nanlee Engineering
  17. Reggie Nikirk
  18. Bedford Seventh-day Adventist Church
  19. Morgan Lambrecht
  20. The Country Barn
  21. Stone City Service & Collision Center
  22. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  23. Bedford Ford Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram
  24. Calvary Chapel Church
  25. Cricket Wireless
  26. Bedford Middle School Dance Team
  27. Pleasant Run VFD
  28. Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department
  29. The Mullis Family
  30. Hope Resource Center - A Pregnancy Care Center and Medical Clinic
  31. M&E Honda
  32. Oolitic Festival Queens
  33. Bedford North Lawrence Marching stars
  34. Bedford Fire Department - Ladder Truck #1
  35. Hair by Heather
  36. Animal Hospital of Bedford
  37. FFA/ Agricultural Unit (separate from school's unit)
  38. Judah Heritage Festival Queen and Court
  39. First Christian Church
  40. Williams Volunteer Fire Department
  41. IU Health Bedford Emergency Medical Transport Services
  42. IU Health Bedford Emergency Medical Transport Services
  43. Aaron's Sales and Lease
  44. Artie Grimaldo
  45. Lee's 56
  46. Dollens Elementary Dance Team
  47. Agricultural - Jacob Osborn
  48. Central Church of Christ
  49. Bedford North Lawrence FFA
  50. BTown Vdub Club
  51. Mickey and Angie Keith
  52. Todd Kelly Plastering
  53. The Taylor's
  54. Kat's Performing Arts
  55. Gear Works
  56. Bedford Lions Club - Fogging Truck
  57. Bedford Lions Club - Float
  58. Bedford Lions Club - Lion Mane Trane
  59. Shawswick Student Council and Beta Club
  60. Stalker Elementary cheer and dance
  61. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe
  62. Boys & GIrls Club of Lawrence County
  63. Ketchum Stables
  64. Ella Pike / Michael Powders / Julie Davis / Abby Davis
  65. Hoosier National Forest
  66. Street Department - Pooper Scoopers
  67. Cub Scout Pack 343
  68. Little Theatre of Bedford
  69. French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting
  70. Weaver's Wrecker Service & Garage
  71. Chad Stivers & Daughter on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle
  72. Interim HealthCare and Homestyles
  73. Hoosier Hills Credit Union
  74. Salvation Army Hidden Falls Camp
  75. Laine Miller Trucking LLC
  76. Priority Fitness
  77. Shoe Sensation
  78. Lawrence County Sheriff Department
  79. State Representative Chris May
  80. White River Baptist Church
  81. Dish Masters
  82. Justin & Jaydon Hillenburg
  83. La Or Ma Shriners

Santa Claus - Bedford Parks Department Sleigh
Bedford Street Department
Bedford Police Department

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