SEBRING -The Budweiser Clydesdales, which are being housed at the Highlands County Fairgrounds while they are here in the county, will participate in the Sebring parade Friday evening.
They also will be at Lakeshore Mall from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Sebring's parade begins at 7 p.m. at the corner of Sebring Parkway and North Ridgewood Drive. It will then run south and go around the downtown Circle to Commerce Avenue and end up at McClain Lane by Firemen's Field.
This year's parade theme will be "A Classic Christmas," and the grand marshal of the parade will be Sebring Mayor George Hensley, who is being honored as he wraps up his final term in office. Hensley, who has served more than 20 years as mayor and city council member, announced earlier this year he's not seeking re-election.
In a press release, Casey Wohl said, that to be one of the Budweiser Clydesdales, the horses have to be about 6 feet tall, weigh around 1,000 pounds, have four white legs and a blaze of white on the face, and a black mane and tail. The horses, which are accompanied by a dalmatian, each consume per day 20 to 25 quarts of feed, 40 to 50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day, Wohl said in the press release.
The Christmas parade season wraps up in Lake Placid.
The Lake Placid parade will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The route will begin at Dal Hall Boulevard and North Main Avenue, proceed south on North Main Avenue, turn east on Interlake Boulevard and then go to U.S. 27.