Cold weather couldn’t dampen the Christmas spirit for the annual Parade of Lights through Baker Dec. 4.
By Lori Kesinger
Cold weather couldn’t dampen the Christmas spirit for the annual Parade of Lights through Baker Dec. 4. The high temperature for the day was four degrees above zero, but by the time the parade started the temperature was minus four.
Seven floats were entered in the parade with many brave participants enduring the cold throughout the route. The first three floats without participating walkers nor handing out goodies got ahead of the other floats causing a three block gap between them. Some individuals not realizing the gap left early assuming the parade was over. A Baker Fire Department truck led the way, and Santa and his reindeer in the sky were at the end.
Angie Rabbitt, Recreation Department Director, said, “I don’t think there were any less spectators this year due to the cold; most of them just stayed in their cars.” The business sponsored goody bags were handed out along the route and Rabbitt said, “We make 350 bags every year, and we have less left this year than last year.”