Sedalia's first Downtown Sedalia New Year's Parade will be held Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 3:00 p.m., with lineup starting at 2:00 p.m. There is no entrance fee to be in the parade, and the lineup order will be first come first served. Staging will take place at Sixth Street and Ohio, then travel down Ohio to Main Street then turn on to Osage before disbanding.

A parade had been in the works for the Saturday after Christmas, spearheaded by several Sedalia residents including Dukes & Boots owner Dale Malone and insurance agent Matt Mergen. However when they heard of the New Year's parade that was planned they decided to cancel their plans and  instead shift their support to that parade.

The temperature should be in the high 30s, and hopefully the fourth time's the charm for a Sedalia parade