Klamath Falls turns out for Snowflake Festival Parade 2018

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 34th annual Snowflake Festival Parade brightened downtown Klamath Falls Thursday night.

The 2018 Snowflake Festival Parade featured 113 entries.

The theme of the parade focused on seeing Christmas ‘Through the eyes of a child’.

“This is his first Snowflake Parade that he can remember.”  Says Joey Gardner, gesturing toward his young son.  “He was a little young last year, so he needs to see it – he needs to get involved.”

Sky Lakes Medical Center President and C.E.O. Paul Stewart served as Grand Marshal.

Parade entries ranged from a strong sense of patriotism, to a healthy dose of humor.

Since its start in 1984, the Snowflake Festival has become a rallying point for the community.

Barbara Petersen braved temperatures in the twenties to see the parade.

“My sister Karen moved up here from Fresno, California.”  Explains Petersen.  “And I want to let her see what it was like to be in Klamath Falls.”

The festival helps get the community in the spirit of the holidays.

“Coming out, spreading some Christmas cheer.”  Notes parade goer Jaime Cerillo.

The Klamath Falls Snowflake Festival will continue through December 21st, you’ll find a full listing of events here:  www.klamathsnowflake.com

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