Jena Doak, [email protected]
November 15, 2021 — “Old-fashioned Christmas” may denote mental visions of baking cookies with Grandma. Others might recall traveling to see loved ones. Some may harken back to pre-COVID days when life was easier.
Dedicated to reminiscence, the 24th Annual Rock Springs Lighted Holiday Parade’s theme is “Good Ol’ Fashioned Christmas.” It will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, at 603 South Main Street.
“This will be a time for the community to celebrate in unity, and sort of relax after all the stresses in the world that we are all feeling right now,” Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce CEO Rick Lee, said.
The festivities will begin at 5:00 with the annual mayor tree-lighting ceremony at 535 North Front Street. The parade will begin right after a ribbon-cutting at the start line.
With less than three weeks remaining, the Chamber needs 15 additional sponsors in order to reach its goal of 30. Sponsors will enjoy the status of being recognized as those who make the parade possible. The cost is $250 for members and $275 for non-members. Those interested can register at the Chamber, and there is no deadline for doing so.
There is also no deadline to sign up to be in the parade. Members can register at the Chamber for $35, while non-members will pay $50.
In less than three weeks, the dazzling pageant will embark on its annual procession, ushering in memories of old and promises of a bright future.
“The lights, themselves, are symbolic of a brighter future, saying “Goodnight” to the past year, and getting ready for a fresh new beginning,” Lee said.
Another popular community Christmas program, “Adopt a Tree,” has trees remaining to be adopted. Out of 150 eligible trees in Rock Springs, 35 remain. Green River has adopted out approximately 15 of its 50 trees.