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HEM timberland uk ET: Rain won stop this Christmas parade
December 6, 2013 by Gail Wesson
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Harbour Record post in San Jacinto ride in the Hemet Christmas Parade in 2012. to America is the theme for this year parade Saturday, Dec. 7, and a group of World War II veterans will be the grand marshals.
Rain or shine, the Hemet Christmas Parade is on for Saturday, Dec. 7. The National Weather Service forecast looks pretty gloomy as I write this Friday, Dec. 6: 80 percent chance of showers Friday night, 90 percent on Saturday day dropping to 40 percent at night.
So I rooting for the 10 percent rain free window along Florida Avenue and Kirby Street, the latter for the Christmas in the Park event at Gibbel Park that continues into the afternoon.
Hemet Councilwoman Linda Krupa wrote in an email: or shine !!! hoping for shine!!!!! talked to Party Planners Stephany Borders, who with ShirleyMaddox organiz timberland uk ed the event at the park with vendors and entertainment this year.
Borders has been involved in one capacity or another with the Christmas events for many years and can remember a rain cancellation ever.
That 50th anniversary year, the p timberland uk arade was staged by Hemet San Jacinto Jaycees. walked quickly that year, in the rain timberland uk she recalled.
A news account at the time reported the parade started late, taking advantage of a break in the weather, and 22 entries participated of the 79 that had signed up. None of the seven bands took part.