The Cochrane Light Up committee is hoping roughly thirty community members will step up and offer some help for this Saturday's (December 8) inaugural Parde of Lights.
Desperately, short volunteers, Stephenie Shelstad, Chair of the Light Up committee, says without help the show simply can't go on. "The risk is safety and we'll have to shut down the parade. If we can't man barricades and close off the road, we can't have a parade."
Hoping to find enough volunteers to cover barricades from 3 to 5 p.m., as well as, parade security, Shelstad shares it could be a great opportunity for a business or organization. "If they want to come down and promote their business they are more than welcome to."
Adding a buzz to the downtown core and some additional activities for younger parade goers, sideline entertainment will kick off at 5 and run through until 7; including stilt walkers, face painters, and the giant polar bear from Light Up.
The twenty decorated, lit up floats will form up in the BrightPath parking lot, travel down Historic Main Street and end at the old town hall site aka 'old KFC'. More than just the parade, Shelstad encourages the community to come down early and stay late. "Shop local, visit the stores, come early, and grab a bite to eat."
Even if you can only spare a bit of time, please consider signing up to volunteer HERE to allow the parade to carry on.