christmas parade2 300CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (11/21/13) — The Central City Christmas Parade has been on Sunday as long as Mayor Barry Shaver can remember. The difference this year is the time of the event.

Shaver told Surfky News that the timing change was the result of popular demand.

"The Christmas parade has always been on Sunday, but in the past it's been at around 2 p.m. And, it was usually in November," said Shaver. "But we had so many people who said, 'Let's have a nighttime parade, and have it closer to Christmas.' So that's what we did."

After discussion with the various school bands, 5 p.m. Dec. 15 was the only time that seemed to work for all those involved, according to the mayor.

Now that the parade date has been set, some churches in the county have told the mayor the date and time are creating a conflict with their holiday activities.

"We sent out 274 letters stating, 'Let's try to put Christ back in Christmas and get more churches involved," said Shaver.

"I realize a lot of churches start their services at 6 p.m. on Sunday, but we were hoping that they might be able to roll their time back so we could have more churches involved in the parade," he said. "We do have a lot more churches participating with floats this year. The decision to have the event later in the day was in no way meant to cause conflict. The last thing we want people to have to do is choose between attending the parade or attending worship services."

Numerous people have voiced their displeasure with the scheduling conflict on Facebook, and the mayor told SurfKY he has received a few calls about the matter. Unfortunately, it's too late to reschedule the parade for this year, he said.

He said he hopes that next year, a date and time can be agreed upon that bring the community together.

Surfky News
Paul McRee your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Domestic Dispute Leads to Weapons Charges

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (11/27/15) — According to a McCracken County Sheriff's Department report, on Nov. 25, 2015 at… Read More

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National Championship

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/26/15) — In 2008 Chad Cunningham began scouting for a group of boys from throughout Hopkins… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 9990

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8748

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7589

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4604

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3249

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15759

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14457

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 2313

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 2306

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 1928

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1506

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 885

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 858

First United Bancorp Set to Purchase Town &…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 765

Hooked on Science - Pinecone Hygrometer

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 740

Farm City Breakfast Recognizes Importance of…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 647

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News