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La Posada de Kingsville seeking volunteers

Staff Report

Organizers of one of the most popular events in Kingsville are hoping to find new leadership to keep the tradition alive.

La Posada de Kingsville is looking for a volunteer, or a team of volunteers, to coordinate the 2012 Parade of Lights.

For the past six years the parade has been organized by Becky Huss and Tomas Sanchez, but Huss recently relocated to another area, so organizers said there is an opening for new leadership.

The 2011 parade included nearly 80 entries and was attended by an estimated 10,000 people.

“We are urgently looking for someone to take over as the coordinator of the popular Parade of Lights,” Huss said last week. “I’m hoping that since it’s such a popular event someone will step forward to ensure its continuation.”

Huss can make available files of past participants, forms, maps and instructions that could be used by new coordinators, she said.

In the past, popular parade themes have included, “A Red, White and Blue Christmas;” “A Lone Star Christmas;” and “Silver Bells.”

This year’s theme has not been selected, Huss said, to allow input from new leadership.

“One of the positive aspects of having new coordinators for the parade is the opportunity for fresh ideas to be incorporated into this perennial favorite,” Huss said. “It would be a significant loss to the community if the parade, which brings thousands of people to downtown Kingsville, were to vanish.”

Anyone interested in helping to coordinate this year’s parade is asked to contact Daniel Morales, the current president of La Posada de Kingsville Inc., at dmorales@king-ranch.com.

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