|File Photo: Hundreds
lined Main street in Bowling Green to watch the parade. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Bowling Green opens its holiday season with a variety of events Friday night and Saturday.
The annual Christmas tree lighting on the lawn of the Wood County District Public Library is Friday at 7
The 100 block of West Court Street will be closed for the ceremony.
Carriage rides will be available during the evening from the Court Street location.
Saturday at 10 a.m. the annual Holiday Parade will rule along Main Street.
More than 120 units, featuring five area high school bands, are scheduled to participate.
Units will begin lining up on side streets on both sides of North Main Street by 9 a.m.
A complete parade lineup is published on page two of the Holiday Opening section in today’s paper.
Several streets will be closed and on-street parking will be prohibited in many downtown locations.
Main Street will be closed between Poe and Napoleon roads from 9:45 a.m. on Saturday until the end of the
parade. This closure will also impact traffic flow on streets that intersect with Main Street between
Poe and Napoleon. These side streets will also close at approximately 9:45 am. In addition, side streets
between Poe and Ridge will be utilized for parade preparations from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 11
a.m. During this period of time, access to these side streets will be limited to local use.
A truck detour route will be posted.
Parking during the parade will be prohibited on Main Street between Poe and Napoleon. Vehicles are to be
removed from Main Street prior to 3 a.m. Saturday. Any vehicle parked on Main Street after 3 a.m. will
be towed at the expense of the owner.
On-street parking will also be prohibited in the following locations:
¥ Dixie Avenue between South Main and Kenwood
¥ South Church Street between Sand Ridge and Pearl
¥ Clay Street between North Main and North Grove
Parking will be reinstated on Main Street and other locations after the parade "clean-up".
All roads affected by these closures will reopen as soon as possible upon completion of the parade.