The Main Street Program of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group has held the Young Ambassador Contest for several years to raise funds to promote the Lighted Christmas Parade. The contest is fun for kids and parents all across Mahaska County. Main Street is seeking area boys and girls ages three through kindergarten to enter, as well as businesses willing to display the canisters of one or more children. The Young Ambassadors will be Oskaloosa representatives at the 2017 Lighted Christmas Parade, November 30, 2017. This Year’s Theme is “30 Years of Christmas Past”.
Entries for candidates will be accepted through Friday, October 20; so enter today! To enter, submit to the Main Street Office of the OACDG (222 1st Ave East) a recent photograph (no larger than 3 x 5) with the name, address, phone number, date of birth of the child, the parents’ name on the back of the picture and $5.00 fee for registration.
Businesses may request to sponsor their own children or children of their employees. Business sponsors are asked to display a secure bank that will be provided for collecting monetary votes for the candidates. Voting will take place October 30 through November 27, 2017.
The Young Ambassadors will be determined based upon amount of money they receive in their canisters.
The Young Ambassadors will be announced Monday, November 27 at 6:00 PM in Center Court of Penn Central Mall. All participants will receive prizes. In addition, all candidates will be invited to participate in the Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade, Thursday, November 30.