Taft Christmas parade sets the seasonal mood

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‘Tis the season to be jolly at Taft’s annual Christmas parade. The Christmas parade will be held on Mon., Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Center Street in Taft. The parade will include school bands, color guards, and cheerleaders from the Taft City School District and Taft Union High School. 

The lineup has been announced and shows the groups, organizations, schools, and more that will be participating. Santa will also be making a special appearance. 

V1 – Taft Police Department

V2 – Flag & Colors

V3 – TUHS Band & Color Guard

V4 – Grand Marshalls Fred & Barbara Holmes

V5 – Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner

V6 – Mayor Dave Noerr

V7 – Mayor Pro Tem Orchel Krier

V8 – Councilman Josh Bryant

V9 – Councilman Ed Whiting

V10 – Councilman Jeff Eveland

V11 – City Manager Craig Jones

V12 – Chief of Police Damon McMinn

V13 – City Treasurer Ben Mangum

V14 – Planning Director Mark Staples & Building Official Steven Kotouc

V15 – Planning Commissioner Chairman Ron Orrin

V16 – Planning Commissioner Jerry Livingston

V17 – Planning Commissioner Susan Banner

V18 – Planning Commissioner Bob Leikam

 

DIVISION A (Main Street & 8th)

A1 – Kern County Fire Department

A2 – Kern County Sheriff

A3 – California Highway Patrol

A4 – Hall Ambulance

A5 – Westside Waste Management

A6 – Omni Family Health

A7 – Taft College TIL / Best Buddies

A8 – Forthman Trucking

A9 – West Kern Oil Museum

 

DIVISION B (Main Street & 7th)

B1 – Conley After School Band

B2 – Revival Worship Center of Taft

B3 – The Mitchell Family

B4 – Alpha House – A place for new beginnings

B5 – ARC Taft

B6 – Twisters Softball Team

B7 – Taft Union High School Cheerleaders

B8 – Taft-Midway Masonic Lodge

B9 – West Side Family Health Care

 

DIVISION C (Main Street & 6th)

 

C1 – Lincoln Jr High Band & Color Guard

C2 – Lincoln Jr. High Cheerleaders

C3 – Taft City School District

C4 – Free Will Baptist Church of Taft

C5 – Taft College Dental Hygiene

C6 – TUHS ASB

C7 – KLEA / Richard Anderson

C8 – Oildorado Posse & Wooden Nickel Gang

 

DIVISION D (Main Street & 4th)

 

D1 – Taft College Associated Student Organization

D2 – Truck Guru’s

D3 – StemCite Coalition

D4 – West Kern Adult Education Network

D5 – Taft Union High Oil Technology Academy

D6 – Franklin Field Horseman Association

D7 – Templo Agua Viva

D8 – College Community Services

 

Special Guest: SANTA!