Christmas parade seeks participants

The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce announces that the Ruston Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Originally planned for the morning, the time was changed to 6 p.m. due to Louisiana Tech’s basketball game against UL-Lafeyette being moved to 11 a.m. for televising purposes.

The 2021 theme is “All Things Christmas!” 

Serving as the Grand Marshal will be Cathi Cox-Boniol, the 2020 recipient of the Robert E. Russ Award, the most prestigious civic honor to be obtained by a Lincoln Parish Citizen. From teaching at Choudrant High School, to her multifaceted role with the Lincoln Parish School District, to initiating the local STEM programs, to founding the award-winning New Tech @ Ruston, and much more, it’s easy to see why this lady has been so beneficial to this community.

Floats will be staged in the Louisiana Tech athletics area.  The parade will begin by turning left on Alabama Avenue. It will then travel to Trenton Street and turn right, going through downtown, proceeding right onto Louisiana Avenue. For those who would like to spread out more, south of the railroad tracks on Trenton Street or on West Louisiana Avenue is recommended for watching. Parents, please ensure that children safely remain out of the street.

Registration to participate in the parade is open until December 3. Register online at or call 255-2031.

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