Learn more about the Christmas Parade here! Click the questions below to navigate to specific information or scroll through to browse. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please feel free to contact us!
Who organizes the parade?
The Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade is organized by the Cortana Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge and the Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc. The Parade is a fundraiser of the Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of your support of the Christmas Parade may be tax deductible. You should consult your tax advisor.
The Cortana Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the Piccadilly on South Sherwood in Baton Rouge. Visit cortana-la.kiwanisone.org for more information about the club.
How can you support the parade?
Perhaps the most wonderful thing about this parade is the fundraising aspect, which supports charitable projects right here in Baton Rouge via the Cortana Kiwanis Foundation. If you’d like to support the cause but can’t attend the event, there are many other ways to get involved! You could:
– Sponsor the marching bands
– Sponsor a float for your favorite charitable group
– Buy VIP bleacher tickets – $25 each
– Donate and become a “Friend of Kiwanis”
A portion of your financial support could be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor. Call 225.424.7085 to discuss these and other ways you can help!
Is my donation tax deductible?
The Christmas Parade is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Cortana Baton Rouge Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of your financial support could be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor.
What groups does Cortana Kiwanis support in the Baton Rouge area?
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
Distribution of Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets
Trauma Dolls to OLOL Hospital and BR Fire Department
Defibrillators for Local Schools
B.U.G. (Bring Up Grades) in Elementary Schools
Local Key Clubs in High Schools
Big Buddy Christmas Shopping Spree
Kiwanis International’s “The Eliminate Project” – Eliminating maternal/neonatal tetanus worldwide
Cortana Kiwanis Donates “World Famous” Jambalaya to the following events:
B.R. Corvette Club Car Show benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Touch A Truck sponsored by B.R. Junior League
Circle K District Convention
Highland Park Tennis Assn. “Hallowheel” benefiting kids with disabilities
Back to School Bash sponsored by Healthy Blue
Baton Rouge Police Department
and many other worthwhile projects!
For participants in the parade, is there a required meeting?
Yes, there is a required safety meeting for all participants. The information is listed below.
Safety Meeting – UPDATE
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Tour of Facility: 5:00PM
Safety Meeting: 5:30PM
Location: Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Address: 9696 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70811
What items do I need to turn in?
The following items need to be turned to reserve your spot in the parade. You can either fill out the registration form on the website, or print out these documents and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Liability Waiver
- Parade Rules
- Company/Organization logo (vector)
- Vehicle registration, insurance and driver’s license
- Payment – can be mailed into PO Box or payment online with a credit card