Plano to welcome a Rockin’ Christmas parade

It’s going to be a Rockin’ Christmas in Plano, with a holiday parade that will celebrate the season and help raise funds to provide meals for those in need.

The Rockin’ Christmas motorcade will proceed around the city on Dec. 3, bringing holiday spirit to the community.

The event will showcase Plano’s businesses, civic groups and people along a parade route circling the entire city.

The holiday extravaganza also will bring Christmas cheer to those who need it most.

The Plano Chamber of Commerce is signing up entries for the parade. A $10 donation per vehicle will go to the Holiday Dinners Fund.

Sponsors for a Holiday Gift Card are being sought. For $20, a card will feed a family of four. A $30 gift card will make Christmas brighter for a family of six.

“It’s about community, it’s about holiday spirit, and it’s about helping those who are in need,” said Joel Rechhia, branch manager at Heartland Bank.

Decorated cars, trucks and other vehicles will line up at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Plano High School, 704 W. Abe St. The procession will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will rumble through the community before circling back to the Plano Train Depot, 101 W. Main St.

“Everybody in the community is able to participate,” Rechhia said.

Locations for making a donation include Patrona Cantina Grille, United Methodist Church, Old 2nd Bank, Grandma Rosie’s Sweet Treats, Cooper’s Home Furnishings, Sonia Garcia State Farm Insurance, the YMCA, Heartland Bank, Lyle’s Automotive, Ivana’s Café, Batcave Treasures, PUB 4-26, The Wash House and Plano Quick Care.

More information is available by calling Plano Chamber of Commerce Director Deana Lanham at 630-552-7272 or Joel Rechhia at Heartland Bank at 630-552-1414.