Annual Christmas parade starts at 6 p.m. Monday

The Taft Chamber of Commerce has released the lineup for the 2012 Taft Christmas Parade “A Miracle on Center Street” to be held on Monday at 6 p.m.

The parade will run east from Center Street from Eighth Street to Second Street.

It will be preceded by a street lighting at 5:45 p.m.


V1 – Color Guard Reserve Center

V2 – Grand Marshall Dr. Tang

V3 – Mayor Randy Miller

V4 – Mayor Pro Tem Paul Linder

V5 – Councilman Dave Noerr

V6 – Councilman Orchel Krier

V7 – City Manager, Craig Jones

V8 – City Clerk, Louise Hudgens

V9 – City Treasurer, Bill LeBarron

V10 – Chief of Police, Ed Whiting

V11 – David Couch, 4th District Supervisor Elect

A Division

A1 – Kern County Sheriff

A2 – Hall Ambulance

A3 – California Highway Patrol

A4 – Kern County Fire Department

A5 – Taft City School District

A6 – Taft Motorcycle Club

A7 – Girl Scout Troop #3009

A8 – Taft College ASB & Bookstore

A9 – The Pet Parlor

A10 – American Cancer Society/Relay for Life

B Division

B1 – Lincoln Junior High Lions Band & Colorguard

B2 – Rotary Club of Taft/Interact Club

B3 – Paul’s Bike Shop

B4 – Taft Sportmen’s Club

B5 – WSRPD Cheer

B6 – Fire and Ice Elite Cheer

B7 – Taft Seventh-day Adventist Church

B8 – Taft FFA

B9 – Buttonwillow Chamber of Commerce

B10 – Westside Waste Management

C Division

C1 – Conley After School Band

C2 – Taft Hellfighters Motorcycle Ministry

C3 – M & S Security

C4 – Community Action Partnership - Headstart

C5 – Lincoln Junior High Cheerleaders

C6 – Kern Trail Riders

C7 – TUHS Board of Trustees

C8 – Calvary Baptist Church

C9 – Taft High School ASB

C10 – Soroptomist International of Taft

D Division

D1 – Taft Union High Band

D2 – Sears Hometown Store

D3 – Moose Lodge

D4 – Roosevelt Elementary A.S.E.S Program

D5 – Taft College Dental Hygiene

D6 – First Southern Baptist Church

D7 – H & R Block

Taft Lion Club – SANTA!

** There may be some additions and changes to this list.

Be sure to check for updates via or call the chamber at 765-2165 on Monday, December 3.

Line up begins at 5 p.m. on Monday on Main Street at 8th Street for Division A, heading down towards lower number streets for each group. Parade starts at 6 p.m.