ACCRINGTON Stanley seem certain to win promotion back to the Football League this weekend after 44 years in the non-league wilderness.
And plans for huge celebrations have already been made by the club and the council.
The Reds need just two points from Saturday's visit to Woking and Easter Monday's home game against lowly Scarborough to be mathematically certain of going up.
If it happens a civic celebration will take place the following Sunday, 23 April.
This will involve the whole team, along with chairman Eric Whalley and manager John Coleman, triumphantly touring the town on an open-top bus.
They will meet the Mayor at the Town Hall, from where they will address the crowds.
They will then go inside for a civic reception before boarding the bus back to the Interlink Express Stadium, which will be open to the public, where they will do a lap of honour for fans.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe, who will travel to the game at Woking on Saturday, said: "Stanley's journey to promotion has been truly magical and this event will be in celebration of their outstanding achievement.
"It's set to be a fantastic occasion. Stanley are a big party of the community and everyone feels proud of them.
"The whole of Hyndburn will be boosted by their promotion and the civic celebration will be a chance for everyone to get involved and show their appreciation for the team."
Labour leader David Myles said: "Stanley are part of the fabric of the town and it will be terrific to see them back in the Football League where they belong.
"They have really helped to put Accrington back on the map and in the history books. It will be a day of celebration for the whole community and we want everyone to come along and cheer on the Reds."