Coatesville Christmas Parade, Inc.
The Coatesville Christmas Parade was begun early in the
1970's by the Coatesville chapter of the JAYCEES. The parade
was held yearly until the late 1980's when the parade's core
organizers turned 41 and were no longer eligible for
membership in the organization. The parade passed into
history, or so it seemed.
In the late 1990's missing the spectacle and sense of
community spirit the parade inspired, this group of former
JAYCEES along with other members of the Coatesville
community and with the support of the Stewart Huston
Charitable Trust and the City of Coatesville decided it was
time to revise the parade tradition.
The Coatesville Christmas Parade, Inc. was established as a
Pennsylvania nonprofit, 501 (c)(4), corporation in October
1999 "To establish, support, manage and supervise services
to provide an annual program for the betterment of the
community through a parade that combats community
The 100% volunteer parade committee raises the funds
needed to stage the parade by soliciting donations from local
businesses, philanthropic organizations, community groups
and local citizens throughout Western Chester County.
Beginning again in 1999 the first Saturday in December has
seen Coatesville's main street lined with thousands of
spectators watching bands, floats, school groups, cub scouts,
brownie troops, antique and customized autos, fire trucks,
clowns and many others welcoming Santa and officially
starting the holiday season.
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