In an effort to offer something local to the children this Christmas season, the parade committee has decided to up the ante on the annual Terry’s Pharmacy Sponsored Holly Bowl Route and throw in some “from the car” festivities. Two parade committee members or volunteers will be outside each Holly Bowl Contender’s home on Friday, December 18th from 6-10pm giving out candy donated by the City of LaFollette and the parade committee. Businesses and organizations in the community are encouraged to donate candy to the cause as well. The committee is looking for 25 volunteers to assist with the evening festivities. If you are able to volunteer please text “Volunteer” to 423-912-8873. 
This Holly Bowl reverse parade will allow spectators to drive their kids through safely, view all of the beautiful and extreme Christmas lights and get some yummy candy at the same time. The Holly Bowl Route in itself will kickoff Friday, December 11th at 6pm and end on Tuesday the 22nd at 10pm at which time voting will cease. Winners will be announced Wednesday the 23rd. All nominations and entries for Holly Bowl contenders must be submitted to the “Endorsed Campbell County Christmas Parade” Facebook page inbox no later than Tuesday the 15th at 5pm. Specifics for Holly Bowl Contenders chosen will be posted on the Facebook page. Please note that not every home nominated will be a contender as they must meet a standard. Remember the only night candy will be offered will be Friday the 18th and to CHILDREN only. Volunteers will wear gloves and offer small candy bags to safely pass the candy.
The Route is laid out geographically as every year to make the best use of time. The route will be posted on the Campbellchristmasparade website the night of kickoff. Spectators are encouraged to drive through and vote on their favorite, extreme lit home. The route generally offers an average of 15 homes but with many activities in the community on hold, we look for that number to significantly increase this year. The parade committee is also offering a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prize as opposed to just a first place winner of $300-$100 and each a trophy. There will also still be the People’s Choice Award although cash awards will be judged and the People’s Choice award winner will receive a framed winning certificate and trophy as those votes can easily be manipulated and we want to keep it fair. Get ready, pull out those boxes, roll up your sleeves and get decorating! We can safely make this a great Christmas season for the children of our community. Thank you