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Fallbrook Christmas Parade - all shine; no rain


Last updated 12/12/2013 at Noon

Grand Marshal Marion Clemmens gestures with his scarf that he is more than ready for the Fallbrook Christmas Parade on Dec. 5

“It didn’t rain on our parade,” said Roy Costello, chairman of the Fallbrook Christmas Parade. “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has not been cancelled due to weather since 1971, and was the inspiration to carry on this Christmas parade, no matter what.”

The parade, in its 32nd year, ran one hour compared to its usual two-hour length and featured about 60 percent of the scheduled entries, with plenty of variety to make it a good composite. Although the spectator crowd was a bit lighter as well due to the cold weather, and a bit more bundled up to brave the elements, plenty of...

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