“Candy Canes & Christmas Carols” is the theme recently announced for the 2012 Tomball Holiday Parade presented by the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce (GTACC).
“I think this year’s theme will spark a variety of decorated floats and I can’t wait to see what creative minds come up with,” GTACC parade committee member Camille Hamilton said. “This is always an exciting event focused on welcoming the holidays. Thousands fill our streets and enjoy the day in Tomball. ”
The 2012 Tomball Holiday Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 17. The annual event announces the holiday season in the greater Tomball area. The parade also features Miss Tomball contestants who will participate in the 2013 Miss Tomball Pageant the same evening. Both the parade and the pageant turn 47 this year.
To be eligible to compete in the 2013 Miss Tomball Pageant, applicants must reside in the Tomball Independent School District, have a physical Tomball home address or be home-schooled or enrolled in a public or private school with a Tomball address; classified as a junior or senior and no younger than 15 and no older than 19 years of age. Each applicant is required to have a business sponsor. Sponsorships are $375. Sponsors belonging to the chamber receive a $100 discount.
On pageant day, contestants appear in individual entries in the Tomball Holiday Parade. That evening at 7 p.m. the pageant will be presented in the Salem Lutheran Church Worship Center, under the direction of Miss Tomball Pageant Chair Sandy Krug of Classic Hair. Contestants will be introduced on stage, appear in evening attire and judged on the basis of poise, personality and beauty. The new Miss Tomball and four finalists will be awarded trophies in addition to other prizes and gifts.
Applications for the 2012 Tomball Holiday Parade and the 2013 Miss Tomball Pageant are available beginning Sept. 4 at the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Office, 29201 Quinn Rd., Ste. B during regular business hours. Applications are also available online at, TomballChamber.org. For more information visit the Chamber’s website or call the Chamber at 281-351-7222.