It’s time to sign up for bed race, Christmas parade

Published 1:43 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019

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The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to get in the spirit by registering for the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade.

The bed race will be Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. and the parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

Register teams now for the bed race by Friday, Oct. 18 for the early bird special  of $25.

Join the wacky, whimsical, and outrageous teams race bed sleds in a competitive and fun event. This year’s race will feature a new course, race times, and a mid-race challenge. Industry, corporations, churches, nonprofits, and individuals are invited to participate.

Presented by the Mocksville Tourism Authority, the bed race has become one of Mocksville’s most popular events with dozens of teams competing for the cheers of the fans and $600 in cash prizes.

At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home $200, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. There are  $50 prizes for the most original bed and the team with the best team spirit. The total package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package – best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message, and costumes.

To learn more before signing up, attend a race meeting on Monday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mocksville Town Hall.

Download the 2019 Bed Race Registration Form from Race packets are also available at Mocksville Town Hall at 171 S. Clement St. or Twas the Night Before Bed Race on Facebook. Call Tami Langdon at 336-753-6705 for more details.

The final deadline to register is Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The Hometown Christmas Parade theme is “Home for the Holidays.”

Parade categories include businesses, churches, civic/non-profit groups, schools, single/individual entries, and horses with entry fees ranging from $15 to $25. There is an additional charge of $10 for multiple vehicles, such as a float and a Gator, or float and a truck.

There will be prizes for floats and performances. First place will win $75, second place $50 and third place $25.

Line-up order will be on a first-come basis.

The deadline to enter is Friday, Nov. 8 at noon.

Sign up for the parade by dropping off or mailing an entry form (along with a check payable to Town of Mocksville) to 171 S. Clement St.