A Thank You to All and to All a Good Night

December 11, 2017
A Thank You to All and to All a Good Night

The twenty-ninth annual Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade and Festival went off without a hitch. The first Saturday in December is always chock full of cheer in Lebanon, Ohio and this year was no different. However, the magic wouldn’t happen without many, behind-the-scenes key people giving of their time and talents. Please join the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce in extending gratitude to the following organizations and individuals.

Our Parade Sponsors:

  • Major Sponsor
    • Advics Manufacturing Ohio
  • Community Carriage Ride Sponsors
    • McDonald's
    • Miami Regionals
  • Ornament Sponsor
    • Mane Inc.
  • North Pole Avenue 
    • Atrium Medical Center
  • Parade Sponsors
    • Santa’s Wonderland
      • Lebanon Ford
    • Elf Sponsor
      • First Financiall Bank
    • Hospitality Sponsor
      • Shaker Run
    • Horseman Sponsor
      • Agenter Orthodontics 


The Horsemen and Women, without whom this parade would not be possible.

Joe Wilson, lead parade announcer and his wife, Linda, for spearheading horsemen registration, operations and lineup.

Horsemen registration and parade line up facilitators: Shannon Hillard and Jesse Gaither and friends.

David Olgesby and Lebanon Public Schools for sharing the Transportation facility not for only for horse staging but also for meal prep and serving. You SAVED the day!

LEA (Lebanon Educational Association) who plans, prepares, and serves for the horsemen's meals.

The many local businesses who partner with the LEA to donate food and supplies for the meals.

Adam Bray, Catherine Estill, and the Ohio Horsemen's Council who provide outwalkers and watchful eyes to increase safety precautions

Alex Bennett and LHS Bowling team who assist at Water Street.

Lebanon’s Public Works Department who ensures annually that our city is beautiful before, during and after the parade and festival.

The Barricade TEAM  who is an integral part of the day's events!   It would not be possible without the continued support of the Lebanon AFJROTC, and Major Parker.  A special thank you to Georgeta Vice, Derek Volmering, Matt Baradihi and Bradd Testerman. 

Lebanon’s Public Works Department who ensures annually that our city is beautiful before, during and after the parade and festival.

Lebanon's Electric Department who decorates the streets and highlights the beauty of our town and helps to ensure that the power is sufficient for our needs that day.

The Lebanon Police Department who coordinates protection and safety while also heading up a central communication location.

Warren County Sheriff's Department, your efforts do not go unnoticed to assist the LPD.

Joe Hackman and the Channel 6 team who record both parades and shares with the community as a keepsake of the event or with those who are anable to attend.

Carriage Sign Sponsors with Riders 

  • 1st National Bank
  • Bill DeLord 
  • Sit Means Sit 
  • Gold Star Chili
  • Grandview Medical Center
  • Agenter Orthodontics
  • Dearie Fischer and Mathews 

Carriage Sign Sponsors

  • Alcapulco
  • Bella Ballons
  • D&E Machine Co.
  • Express Deliveries
  • Girdwood Orthodontics
  • Gmi
  • Henkle Schüler
  • Lebanon Christian School
  • Main Street Lebanon
  • Marjorie Schaffer State Farm Agency
  • ShareFax
  • Solutions Community Counseling
  • Warren Community Services

Santa and Mrs. Claus, sponsored and transported by Lebanon Ford and with a helping hand from Connie Bennett.

Santa’s Elves, sponsored by First Financial Bank and coordinated by The Saint Michael Company. The elves collect donations throughout the festival and each parade. One hundred percent of these donations offset the costs for the day's event.  A special thanks to Beckie Schretter for creating costumes.

Lebanon City Schools for providing facilities and custodians

Connie Darmour, chamber volunteer, who offers tremendous support before, during, and after parade.

Donna Dalton, volunteer who takes incoming phone calls on the day of the parade

Jason Shatto and Warren County Amateur Radio Association

The Lebanon Elks, who provided tables and chairs for the additional space needed for the meal area

Warren County Department of Facilities Management

Kathleen Girgis and 4H Club  ("Santa's Going Green" Clean up)

Tony McMillan, Harmon Golf Club

Buchanan Power Equipment

Our Live Entertainment:

                Jillian Mitchell – National Anthem

                The Red Hot Dancing Queens

                Dance Flash Fusion

                Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale

                Z Company Arts

                Perfect Peace

The MANY vendors who line the streets of Mulberry and Mechanic

City Manager, Scott Brunka, and Lebanon City Council for your ongpoing support and partnership.

Our residents who welcome such a large crowd to our city

All local businesses and restaurants for welcoming visitors

Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Parade Committee:

                Mary Jo Lutmer, Laura Gerald, Dee Dee Verhoff, Renee Wisser, and Genevieve Sanzi