The Bend Christmas Parade is organized and run by a volunteer group of dedicated citizens. Before 1992, the parade was planned and organized by the Bend Parks and Recreation but it was decided after the 1991 parade that they would no longer sponsor the parade. A meeting was called and a number of Bend residents decided to take on the responsibility which we have continued to do for the past 21 years. The Committee is composed of 11 volunteers whose responsibilities include organizing the entries, preparing entries for line-up, publicity, treasurer, working with the animal entries, judging, composing scripts for announcers, public safety, and acting as parade marshals. Some of these volunteers have been with the committee since its inception. Our Mission Statement can be found on this web-site.