Last year when Paula Sadvar and her 12-year-old granddaughter, Annie, watched the Parade of Lights wind its way down the Craig streets, Annie pointed out to her grandmother that only a few floats were participating.
That was when Paula Sadvar decided she was going to enter the 2006 parade.
"I like to design costumes," Sadvar said. "I've been working on these for two weeks already."
Sadvar is known around town as the woman who outfits high school teacher Craig Conrad's woodshop class with its elf costumes each year for distributing Christmas projects.
As far as this year's float project for the parade, Sadvar said it's not a secret.
"It's going to be awesome," she said. "It's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the misfit toys."
Sadvar said her grandsons are coming from Fruita to work on the float Friday.
The parade begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Craig Middle School. Floats must be at the school at 4:45 p.m.
The parade is themed, "Cartoon Christmas." Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries, which are to be selected by judges.
A traveling trophy donated by the Copy Shop will be awarded to the first place entry.
The parade route is south on Yampa Avenue from the middle school and west on Victory Way to Ledford Street. The parade heads up Ledford to Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation, and ends at the Centennial Mall, where floats can be disassembled.
Entry forms can be obtained at the Community Budget Center, 555 Yampa Avenue, or by calling Karen Brown at 824-7898.
Dan Olsen can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 207, or firstname.lastname@example.org.