UPDATE (12:15 PM) – Following today’s update from Collinsville, the City of Owasso has announced that the Christmas parade scheduled for Saturday morning is cancelled.
“The National Weather Service and local news continue to advise of a winter storm watch through Saturday. The weather conditions will be hazardous to drive in and all are advising motorists to stay off of the roads,” the City said in an announcement. “This decision was not made hastily nor lightly, the Christmas Parade is something we look forward to each year with great anticipation, however, our first priority is to ensure the safety of the parade participants as well as the spectators and citizens.”
The 2018 Christmas Parade will not be rescheduled.
COLLINSVILLE – Citing safety concerns, the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will cancel the Christmas parade planned for this weekend.
We’ve done our best to find a good solution to the incoming winter weather, but after speaking to several key parties involved, we have decided to cancel this year’s Christmas parade,” the Chamber said in a release. “The safety of our community is our highest priority.”
Chamber Director Megan Edwards says there are a number of holiday activities that residents can take part in despite the fact that the parade will not take place.
“There is no shortage of Christmas cheer in Collinsville, though! Hometown Christmas Variety Show has three affordable shows next weekend. American Bank of Oklahoma will have Santa by for a visit on December 20 from noon to 5:00,” Edwards and the Chamber said on social media. “And if you missed the tree lighting ceremony last week, you can still stop by the Veterans Community Building for a photo with the giant, beautiful tree!”