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February 23, 2019

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Time to start thinking about your Blaze of Lights parade entry

This year's Blaze is Nov. 26 - theme is "Christmas around the world"

This year’s Blaze of Lights is fast approaching.

But, there’s still time to enter a float or parade unit in the parade that is one of the highlights of the event. This year’s Blaze, sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce takes place on Saturday, Nov. 26, in downtown Bluffton.


Junior Weihrauch is the parade chairperson. Groups interested in being in the parade should mail the application form to:
Junior Weihrauch
20791 State Route 68
Arlington, OH 45814

This year’s Blaze theme is “Christmas Around The World.”

Last year, the parade topped 100 units. The Blaze planners hope to continue that parade size this year, making it one of the largest small-town parades in northwestern Ohio. Last year’s parade lasted one hour.

Local businesses, organizations, clubs and individuals are invited to participate. The year’s parade will line up on Snider Road beginning at 4 p.m. The parade starts at 5 p.m. The parade route, like previous years, is from Snider Road south on Main Street to College Avenue. There it turns onto East College Avenue and ends at Harmon Road.

The chamber asks groups that will hold dinners or special events open to the public on Nov. 28 to inform the chamber. That information will become part of the Blaze publicity.