Main Street Lights Up For Holiday

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The state champion Longhorns will parade down Main Street in style beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 as the headliners for the annual Main Street/APS Electric Light Parade.

The eighth annual staging of the parade this year drew 40 entries, according to Cathy Boone, Main Street coordinator. The parade will begin at the rear of Sawmill Crossing and proceed west on Main Street to Green Valley Park.

Organizers have urged all the businesses on Main Street to remain open and to decorate. Some will serve refreshments during the parade.

Eddie Armer, John and Lu Carpino and former town manager Fred Carpenter will announce the entries as they pass. Judging will be done prior to the parade in the staging area.

There will be additional paved parking in the town lot behind Pine Country Animal Clinic off Westerly Drive. Westerly can be accessed from Aero Drive, as Main Street will be closed off.

“We need more volunteers to manage the parade, and those interested in helping can call me at 468-6074,” said Boone.

Leading the parade this year will be the youth of the Civil Air Patrol and the parade marshal will be none other than Santa Claus himself.

The girls from Girl Scout Troup 1288 are getting a head start on making their float with a little help from their parents. There are 18 in the troop, and they meet regularly at the police department conference room according to leader Monica Enriguez. The girls building the float range in age from seven to 11, and this is their second year in the parade.

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