It may be one the smaller Christmas parades in the Mother Lode. But for the residents of Tuolumne City, it is a perfect and well-suppported annual tradition.
Cindy Wano, Tuolumne Park And Recreation District Events Coordinator, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Every year, hundreds of residents and out-of-town visitors line the streets of downtown Tuolumne (around Westside Park) to watch their local Christmas Parade.
It’s a chance for neighbors to come together in an often chilly but festive atmosphere, and cheer for several familiar faces.
“We have thirty entries so far”, said Wano, “and we’ll take new entries right up until the last minute.”
The Christmas Parade begins at 6 PM tonight. In case you miss any of the entries the first time, all of the entries will pass by Westside Park twice.
The Christmas Craft Fair will also take place this afternoon beginning at 4 PM, inside of the Tuolumne City Memorial Hall. The doors will stay open throuh 8 PM. Santa Claus will be inside following the parade.
If you are interested in entering either today’s Parade or the Craft Fair, call 928-1214.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.