Sabine prepares for 2018 parade's Christmas candy 'chunk' Sunday

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Sabine Fire Chief Richard Sisk has a sweet tooth, and he’s happy to share.

Looking forward to Sunday’s 2018 Liberty City Christmas Parade, “We’re one of the few parades that throws candy. That’s a big thing for us,” Sisk said. “We’re also one of the few parades that are actually held during the day.”

Sunday afternoon’s event on Old Hwy. 135, rolling south from FM 1252 and terminating at Interstate 20, begins at 2:30 p.m. This marks the fourth year SFD has spearheaded the planning.

“I think we have almost 65 entries,” Sisk noted. The actual parade will stretch much longer, with multiple vehicles in multiple entries. For example, “We have 23 Jeeps. That’s one entry.

"It's going to be a big parade with a big turnout. We've grown a little bit every year. We're excited about it. We hope the weather makes it enjoyable."

Last year’s event had to be rescheduled due to rain. In case of a rainout this weekend, the parade will be reset for the same start time Sunday, Dec. 9.

For more information, log on to SabineFireDept.com.

– By JAMES DRAPER

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