Grand Marshal’s for this year’s City of Watseka’s Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be the Watseka Public Works Department. Loren Grosvenor accepted the Director of PW position in July 2022. He is also in charge of the Water and Sewer departments as he holds all necessary IEPA Licenses to maintain our Water and Wastewater systems. Since Loren’s start with Public Works, they have completed numerous projects throughout the city. Some of these projects include storm sewer improvements, City Park improvements, road improvements, construction of new well, fire hydrant replacements and repairs. Not only is our PW and Water Department dedicated to maintaining our city, but we are also pushing to make improvements to our beautiful city. This year’s parade committee is proud to announce the Watseka Public Works Department as this year’s Grand Marshal. Sponsored by the City of Watseka, the parade will proceed north on Second Street from Glenn Raymond School, east on Walnut Street to Fifth Street, south on Fifth to Cherry Street, west to Third Street, south on Third to Washington, where you may disperse. Watseka’ s Winterfest will also take place in the First Trust & Savings Bank parking lot with all kinds of activities for the community to enjoy. Following the parade, children of all ages are encouraged to visit Santa at his house, located on Walnut Street. Santa will also be in his house on Saturday, December 2 nd from 5p-7p and all children are invited to attend Storybook Time with Santa will be on Saturday, Dec. 9 th from 9a-10a at the Watseka Elks Lodge, a FREE ticket is required please contact the WACC office 815-432-2416. For more information on Watseka’s annual lighted Christmas Parade, contact the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce at 815/432-2416.