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Daily Journal
November 30, 2022
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Bradley Christmas Parade names grand marshals,

Daily Journal staff report

For the 37th year, the Bradley Christmas Fantasy Parade will roll down West Broadway Street.

With parade lineup beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and will run from Forest to Washington.

The Bradley parade was the first lighted parade to come to the area, and this year’s theme is Candy Land Christmas.

Grand marshals for the annual event will be Bradley Officer Tyler Bailey and Lyn Stua-Rittmanic, the wife of the late Bradley Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic.

Each year, two Bradley children between the ages of 6 and 10 are selected to be Miss Merry Christmas and Master Jack Frost. Miss Merry Christmas will be Ameila Wilder, 6, daughter of Dan and Stephanie Wilder. And Master Jack Frost will be Kobe Reed, 9, son of Dawn Parks.

Activities before the parade begin at 4 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Bradley American Legion, 835 W. Broadway St. Activities include giveaways, music, food trucks and more.

Bradley Mayor Mike Watson noted at Monday’s Bradley Village Board meeting the event will provide plenty of fun for youngsters. “There will be a whole lot of goodies,” he said.

For more information on the event, go to bradleyil.org.

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