The Jingle Jeepin’ Parade was an idea that came to fruition for Port Allen Councilman Garry Hubble thanks to the West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
“We have been going to Maggie Valley, NC for years now and last year when we were there, we happened to see a parade with all these jeeps lit up for Christmas,” said Hubble. “I thought to myself, ‘Well, why can’t we do that back home too’?”
That’s how the inaugural Jingle Jeepin’ Parade started and weaved through the streets of Port Allen on Dec. 2nd.
Plus, the City of Port Allen lit up the Oak Trees on Whitehead Blvd. ahead of the jeeps parading.
“We just wanted the people to have something fun, festive and safe to enjoy for the holidays,” said Hubble.
The first year included nearly 54 jeeps.
In lieu of an entry fee, all jeepers were asked to donate a bag of dog or cat food. However, only about 38 bags of food were collected.
That food will be going to two local shelters.
“We really hope the public enjoyed it and next year, we hope we double in size!” said Hubble.
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