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By Lou Marzeles

Group seeks to keep spirits bright


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PERFECT PARADE: You couldn't ask for a more seasonal parade as Santa rode down South Columbus amid snowfall, large flakes to boot, during the 2008 Candy Cane Lane Christmas parade in Goldendale

When it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around town, you can thank the Candy Cane Lane Parade committee. They're unofficially also known at the Christmas Committee. They are Pat Shemek, Julie Vance, Gabi Bradley, Anita Clever, Lanae Johnson, Jaime Espinoza, Heather Lipko, Nancy Kusky, and Jeanne Morgan.

The line-up for this year's parade is still developing. "Most entries happen at the point of the parade," says Clever. "We try to collect as many as we can ahead of time." That means it's always something of a surprise come the day of the parade. Forms to enter the parade actually can be filled out in advance, say, right now. They're available at the Chamber of Commerce, the KPUD,...

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