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30th Annual Sonora Christmas Parade Tonight

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The 30th city sponsored Historic Sonora Christmas Parade is set for a 5:30pm start tonight.

City Events Coordinator, Sheala Wilkenson was Friday’s KVML “Newmaker of the Day”.

The parade will stage at Sonora High School parking lot, the pool parking lot and School Street prior to 5:30.

There will be three announcing stations along the parade route. Big Joe and Bridgette from Today’s Country 93.5FM KKBN, will be announcing near Courthouse Park. Mark Truppner from AM 1450 KVML will announce from the balcony of Go Figure (across from Bank of America). Josh and Maryann from Star 92.7FM will announce from the Sonora Opera Hall.

The parade runs along Washington Street from the Red Church to Restano Way.

Parking will not be allowed along Washington Street from Elkin to William streets after 2 PM.

Tuolumne County Transit will run free shuttles and “Holly the Trolly” to and from downtown Sonora every fifteen minutes from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pick-up points include Columbia State Historic Park and the Junction Shopping Center in east Sonora.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted along the parade route by order of the Sonora Police Department. Anyone on the parade route with an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be arrested.

Following the parade, Santa will stroll through downtown Sonora, visiting with all of the boys and girls, good and bad, young and old.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.