Updates from JRC

JRC and TRC Continue Partnership for Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 6, 2019

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is proud to announce that the annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration will once again be presented by The Resource Center (TRC) on Friday, December 6, 2019. The parade theme, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was selected via Facebook vote. At 5pm “For the People” will begin playing live music in Tracy Plaza. The parade will kickoff at 6:30pm, moving from Third Street toward City Hall, where there will be a traditional tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Sam Teresi and the national anthem. Santa will bring up the end of the parade and count down to the fireworks at approximately 8pm.

(From left) Shawn Shilling, Jamestown Fire Department, Terri Johnson, TRC, Patricia Perlee, TRC, Patrick Smeraldo, Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition, Heather Brown, TRC, Corry Moore, Jamestown Police Department, Blake Tarana, Tim Horton’s, Selina Phillips, TRC, Vicky Bardo, TRC, Catherine Ensminger, TRC, Kristy Kathman, JRC, Cristin Hockenberry, JHS Cross Country

The downtown Jamestown holiday parade has been a long standing tradition in the city for decades. Dozens of area businesses, social organizations, and nonprofits come downtown the evening of the parade to celebrate the holidays, attend one of many area holiday events, and support local business. JRC is proud to once again partner with The Resource Center and keep this wonderful tradition alive.

Steve Waterson, Community Relations Director at the Resource Center said, “The Resource Center is proud to sponsor the Jamestown holiday parade for the 15th straight year. The parade is a wonderful tradition that is eagerly awaited by many and draws thousands of people downtown to watch and be a part of this magical holiday spectacle. Sponsoring the parade is a way for us to thank the community for all of the support it provides year round to The Resource Center and the people with disabilities we serve. We’re happy to once again partner with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation to make this special event possible.”

The Resource Center is continuing their partnership with The Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition to help manage Toys for Tots. Additional connections have been made this year to make donating a toy at the parade easier than ever. Toys for Tots will have a common drop point near the intersection of Spring Street and 3rd Street during the parade, and will also be collecting toys from their Toys for Tots float. The float will be near the front of the parade with TRC, and will be collecting toys as they move down the parade route. Anyone that donates a toy will receive a coupon for a free medium coffee, courtesy of Tim Horton’s. Additional partners include JRC, Lakeshore Paving, Jamestown Police Department, Jamestown Fire Department, and the JHS Cross Country Team.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation makes Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. For more information on Jamestown Renaissance Corporation special events or to sign up for the Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, please visit www.jamestownrenaissance.org to download the application or email zach@jamestownrenaissance.org.