How many more times does "Santa" have to run over children before we establish a "National Parade Safety Standard?"

 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

Tupelo police say a child was injured during Tuesday’s Christmas parade.Posted: Dec. 5, 2018 10:21 AM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2018 10:50 PM
Posted By: Taylor Smith


TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A child was injured during Tuesday’s Christmas parade, the Tupelo police said.

The 8-year-old was on a float but got off to walk. The child was then struck by a tire of a trailer.

Luckily bystanders and off-duty Saltillo volunteer firefighters were able to help get the trailer off of the boy.

It took ten people to lift it, according to witnesses.

The child received minor injuries to the foot, the police said.

The child was carried to the emergency room for treatment after a woman used her wagon to transport him to the EMS.

The community came together in a time of need when things could have taken a turn for the worst.

This accident caused a brief delay in the parade.



It will be a "community Christmas" for this year's 69th Annual Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade.Posted: Oct. 6, 2017 4:03 AM
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TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - It will be a "community Christmas" for this year's 69th Annual Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade.

It will be held in downtown Tupelo on Friday, December 1.

The parade will be from 5-10 p.m. and will run along Main Street.

"A Community Christmas" is this year's parade theme. The grand marshal will be the Police Athletic League (PAL). 

To be a part of the parade, you must register with the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association Office no later than November 10.

Registration fees are $0 for a marching band, veterans’ group or elected official; $25 for a non-profit group; $50 for a standard group; and $100 for a commercial business. Early registration ends November 3, after that, an additional $25 late fee will be charged. Fees are non-refundable. 

To see a full list of registration and participation details, visit http://www.tupelomainstreet.com/annual-reeds-christmas-parade/ to see the official application. For questions regarding registration and participation, contact Parade Coordinator Craig Helmuth at 662-841-6598, or at craig@tupelomainstreet.com.