Frightful weather couldn’t stop lighting ceremony, light parade

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Those in attendance at the annual Main Street Open House and Light Parade event on Thursday, Nov. 29, most definitely bundled up. Heavy snowfall looks to bury folks waiting the lighting of the Christmas tree at the corner of Main and 10th streets. (HERALD PHOTO/Sheila McGuire)

In spite of the heavy snow, Evanston Mayor Kent Williams flashes a grin as he pushes the plunger to light the City Christmas tree at the start of the Evanston Downtown Open House and Light Parade. The lighting of the tree was a new addition to this year’s festivities. (HERALD PHOTO/Sheila McGuire) 

McGruff the Crime Dog and the Grinch partner up to brave the cold and snow to participate with the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office in the annual Evanston Light Parade. Despite the heavy snow, this year’s parade had more participation than previous years as people turned out to share some holiday spirit. (HERALD PHOTO/Sheila McGuire)

 Santa Claus himself joins in with Evanston Urban Renewal Board members Julie O’Connell, Kimberly Chapman and Leslie Lunsford to usher in the holiday season in downtown Evanston. (HERALD PHOTO/Sheila McGuire)


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