Mele Kalikimaka: Williams Festival of Lights parade set for Dec. 9

It’s time to have some fun with the holidays, and the Citizens for a Better Williams have announced the theme for the annual Festival of Lights Parade, “Christmas in the Islands.”

“We’ve decided to do something a little different this year,” said Pat Ash, president of the Citizens for a Better Williams. “We wanted to have a little fun with the parade and introduced a theme.”

With “Christmas in the Islands,” Santa is going to be envious of this tropical festivity.

“We are hoping that float entries will get creative this year and have a little fun,” said Ash. “If a group wants to be traditional, we welcome that, too!”

Everyone is encouraged to participate and to enter a light-themed float.

“We welcome all Colusa County businesses, organizations, schools, churches, and community members who want to decorate their vehicles, tractors, trucks, bicycles, or decorated trailers,” said Ash.

The general rule of the event is that all entries must have holiday lights, and be in tasteful, good fun.

Parade registration forms are available in Williams at New Attitude Salon, 530 7th St. and Williams City Hall, 810 E St.

The evening will kick off at 5 PM with street vendors lining E Street between 6th and 7th Streets.

The town square tree will be lit at 6:30 PM and the parade of lights will follow at 7 PM.
The parade will begin at Redinger Park and march down F Street to 7th, north on 7th, then west on E Street.

Hosted rain or shine, the parade must go on.

For vendor information, contact Marilou Molina (530) 501-3502. For parade information, contact (530) 383-3181. ■

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