Jamestown, Fairborn Christmas parades still on for tonight
By William Duffield Staff writer
GREENE COUNTY — The winter storm that moved in the Greene County Friday will not be a Grinch to area holiday festivals. Both Fairborn and Jamestown are still going ahead with plans for the evening.
“We’re still on,” Katie Lewallen, public relations specialist with the City of Fairborn, said Friday afternoon. “We will have heaters at ‘Candy Cane Lane’ so we will be ready to go, warm and toasty.”
Jeff Tudor, president of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, said that, after much discussion, the Small Town Christmas will go on as schedule.
“This is Jamestown. A little snow won’t stop us,” Tudor laughed. “Actually, we are worried about the safety of those who come out.
“We’ve talked to the mayor and other officials,” he continued. “We were going to pull the plug on it, but we came up with a plan. We are going to plow the parade route and we have high school students who are going to be out throwing salt on the sidewalks along the route.”
He said that since fire units will be in the parade, a contingency has been made if those units have to pull from the route to “go to work.”
Lewallen said the logistics of rescheduling would be difficult, if not impossible.
“Quite honestly, I’m not sure we could,” she said. “There are too many groups to get everyone on the same page again.”
Jamestown’s parade starts at 6 p.m. with the tree lighting scheduled for approximately 6:15 p.m.
The parade and tree lighting in Fairborn is also scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
Contact William Duffield at email@example.com or 372-4444 ext. 133.
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