Parade of Lights on Saturday

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What: Parade of Lights

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: The parade starts at Sandrock Elementary, 201 E. Ninth St., travels west to Yampa Avenue, south to Victory Way, west to Ledford Street and north to Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab.

• Residents may sign up to be in the parade until it begins. For more information, contact any member of the Downtown Business Association or Craig Lions Club.

There was no Parade of Lights when Kristi Shepherd was a young girl growing up in Craig, but she’s doing her best to give today’s youth memories of the holiday parade she never had.

“It’s the kickoff of the holiday season,” she said. “Families get together, celebrate and be thankful for each other and other things. … (The parade) is a way to get the community involved in the holidays. It’s among the top parades we have.”

Shepherd is the chairman for this year’s Parade of Lights, an annual holiday season march through town that heralds the coming of the new year.

The event is organized by the Craig Lions Club, of which Shepherd is the treasurer, and sponsored by the Downtown Business Association.

This year’s parade will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sandrock Elementary, 201 E. Ninth St., travel west to Yampa Avenue, south to Victory Way, west to Ledford Street and north to Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab.

Shepherd said anyone is welcome to join the parade up until it starts and need only find an organizer at the event to sign up.

The Lions Club also plans to open its Christmas tree sale lot at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot next to McDonald’s on West Victory Way.

Money from the tree sale goes into the Lions Club’s eyeglass fund, which provides glasses to residents and youths.

Collin Smith can be reached at 875-1794 or cesmith@craigdailypress.com.

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