The Harper Creek Optimist Club steps up once again for the 38th Annual Battle Creek Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Organizing co-chair Jim Demerest tells 95.3 WBCK more than 80 floats are registered for the event, which steps off at 6 p.m. in downtown Battle Creek. It will follow the usual route down Washington Street and Michigan Avenue.

This year's parade grand marshal is Donna Hazel, a long time employee at the Battle Creek Shopper News, and whose family operated Jim Hazel's Convenience Store and Citgo station for three generations.

Click the player above to hear Demerest discuss Donna, as well as this year's parade theme "Unwrap the Magic".


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