Emporia State star is a beacon for the season

November 21, 2011

When the 34th annual Community Christmas Parade begins it march north on Commercial Street, those on the floats can set their compasses for the star atop Emporia State’s Plumb Hall.

Interim President Ed Flentje will flip the switch on the star shortly before the 7 p.m. start time of the parade, which will travel on Commercial Street from Fourth Avenue to 12th Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

The parade is the traditional kick-off of the holiday season in Emporia. The 2011 theme is “Spirit of a Kansas Christmas.” Emporia veterinarian Dr. Duane Henrikson is the parade marshal.

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