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Parade of lights brightens Holidays

Lee Harstad

Signifying the arrival of Christmas, holiday lights have become a major accessory in the yuletide season. The Craig Lions Club kept the tradition alive with the annual Parade of Lights. The 1999 Christmas Parade of Lights theme was “Twenty-first Century Cowboy Christmas” and was held Saturday evening.

“Everything went real well and we had nice weather,” said Lion Kenny Kawcak. “There were lots of people viewing the parade and each year the quality of decorations increases.”

According to Kawcak, the Hayden Lions Club judged the parade floats, a regular exchange between Hayden and Craig Lions in judging events.

Floats were judged 50 percent on appearance, and originality and effort earned 25 percent each.

Black Mountain Glass took home first place honors in the commercial category and by doing so also earned the traveling trophy, given to the commercial category winner each year. Downtown merchants placed second and HP Trucking, third, in the commercial category.

In the youth category, Craig Head Start took first, Craig Assembly of God placed second and “Western Christmas” by Kaley McLean and Chelsey Schnackenberg placed third.

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In the non-profit category, Grand Olde West Days placed first, Lutheran Church of Grace took second and Craig Post Office employees took home a third place ribbon.

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