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A Kiwanis Christmas kickoff, 51st Christmas Parade

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Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita

Annual event celebrates "Christmas past and present"

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita announces its 51st Christmas Parade. The parade will roll through the streets of Downtown Monroe and West Monroe on December 3, 2022. The event kicks off at 3:00 p.m. The theme of this year's parade is "Christmas Past and Present".

The Kiwanis Club has been hosting the parade since the 1970's and has only been interrupted by Covid in 2020 according to Jonathan Booth, Parade Chair, Kiwanis of Greater Ouachita. The parade is a part of the many projects put on by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita that benefits the people of Ouachita parish.

The Parade is slated to start in Downtown Monroe and finish in Downtown West Monroe. For route information, see the attached website. Parade entries will include beauty queens, elected officials, floats, church and school groups, and marching bands. The cost to enter is $50.00. Contact us via Facebook, email (, or under the Contact Us tab on this website.

For parade info and detail about the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita click the link below,
Greater Ouachita - Kiwanis International (

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Fredrick Louis is a native of Monroe, Louisiana and has worked in and around Northeast Louisiana for more than 40 years. He graduated from Wossman High School and then went on to the University of Louisiana at Monroe to graduate with a B.S. in Mathematics. Following that, he attended Grambling State University where he received his M.A.T. He loves the city of Monroe and is always looking for a way to serve in the community. That love for community has led him to a 10-year career in teaching. He has worked in both the Monroe City and Ouachita Parish school systems. He was also a candidate for mayor in 2020 and has used that experience to show his students that you can do anything you want and that the only failure is not trying.