Redneck Christmas parade, Bawcomville - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Annual Redneck Christmas parade is good to go

Posted: Updated:

BAWCOMVILLE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - This year's Redneck Christmas parade is ready to roll in Bawcomville.

The Parade begins at 10am, Saturday, December 1st from Riser Elementary School.

Organizer Catfish Jack Clampit says,"It's that time again, where you dust off that flatbed trailer, dress up your four-wheeler, put a deer head on your hood and try to outdo the others at having the tackiest redneck entry for this Saturday's 5th annual Bawcomville Redneck Christmas parade.  

 Clampit adds, "The first year, we put this parade together with a short time frame as a way to fund-raise to buy presents for the children of Bawcomville. Santa and I share personalities and bodies every year as "Santa' listens to the children coming into the store. I kept hearing that these kids would tell Santa that they asked for presents last year and Santa never made it to their house. These stories tore at my heart and I started making my own list and finding out the family names so I could go out as Santa and bring these children - Christmas. It makes Christmas so much more special knowing that these kids will have presents under the tree.  Not only are the children overjoyed but also the parents, you can see such relief and tears in their eyes ,that all the work putting a parade together is worth it .  Our employees and families buy toys and gifts with the $10.00 fee and the unwrapped toys get wrapped and all are delivered for Christmas. The store also serves as a drop off point for toys for the kids."  

Each year the parade gets larger and better and the route has also expanded since the amount of entries was over 500 strong last year. The $10.00 fee is inexpensive so everyone can participate and have a good time.  Family's build their own floats , or sit in pick- up trucks and have a taste of being in a parade.  Local Business try to outdo each other with outlandish displays on their floats.


Clampit said," We have had outhouses and cars up on bricks, clothes lines and you name it, can and may have been used to make a float.  We also had a lot of horses the last two years and multiple fire trucks. We even had a self proclaimed Queen the last few years and one float had an entire band with a piano on it playing. Of course the Bawcomville idol participants usually have a showing with their floats rigged so they can sing. The floats riders also come in character, and we have had some really fun ones.  Ladies in curlers, deer hunters, kids in their pj's it all goes. I am hoping to have more marching bands this year, I love to see the large groups coming out to have a good time."

Beginning at Riser Elementary, the parade will move to Smith Street to Thomas Road, turning on New Natchitoches then back to Riser Elementary.

Clampit adds that float entries are still be accepted.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

    28 Monroe area businesses cited for selling to minors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:51:09 GMT
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News ATC) - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control recently conducted compliance checks at 173 businesses in the Monroe and West Monroe areas. During those compliance checks, 28 of the businesses, which consist of area restaurants, bars and convenience stores, were caught selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors.
    Baton Rouge, La. (KNOE 8 News ATC) - Agents with the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control recently conducted compliance checks at 173 businesses in the Monroe and West Monroe areas. During those compliance checks, 28 of the businesses, which consist of area restaurants, bars and convenience stores, were caught selling alcohol and tobacco products to minors.
  • Two arrests, officer tazed at Watermelon Festival

    Two arrests, officer tazed at Watermelon Festival

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:41:59 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff’s deputies made at least two arrests over the Watermelon Festival weekend, one that involved a deputy getting tazed.
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News UPSO) - Union Parish sheriff’s deputies made at least two arrests over the Watermelon Festival weekend, one that involved a deputy getting tazed.
  • Union Parish School District employees get a raise

    Union Parish School District employees get a raise

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:17:56 GMT
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's Christmas in July for the Union Parish School Board employees. At this month's school board meeting, the board voted to give every employee a raise. 
    FARMERVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's Christmas in July for the Union Parish School Board employees. At this month's school board meeting, the board voted to give every employee a raise. 
  • West Monroe man arrested for meth possession

    West Monroe man arrested for meth possession

    Sunday, July 27 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 01:09:38 GMT
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - West Monroe Police arrested a man early Sunday morning for possession of drugs.
    WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - West Monroe Police arrested a man early Sunday morning for possession of drugs.
  • McDonald's could lose "franchise" protection

    McDonald's could lose "franchise" protection

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:17:44 GMT
    (AP) - Under pressure from a barrage of lawsuits seeking fair treatment and wages, McDonald's could be on the verge of losing one of its main protections.
    (AP) - Under pressure from a barrage of lawsuits seeking fair treatment and wages, McDonald's could be on the verge of losing one of its main protections.
  • 17 hurt after multi-vehicle Madison Parish wreck

    17 hurt after multi-vehicle Madison Parish wreck

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:16:12 GMT
    DELTA, La. (AP) - A multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River bridge connecting Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, has sent 17 people to a hospital, most with minor injuries.
    DELTA, La. (AP) - A multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River bridge connecting Madison Parish, Louisiana, and Warren County, Mississippi, has sent 17 people to a hospital, most with minor injuries.
  • Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

    Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:18:01 GMT
    PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.
    PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.
  • Top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

    Top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:33:58 GMT
    Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
    Patrick Sawyer had one stop to make before heading home to Minnesota to celebrate his daughters' birthdays: a conference in Lagos, Nigeria.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.