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Trucker Christmas parades set for Saturday

| December 05, 2012

Eureka, Calif. and Riddle, Ore. will host the cities’ traditional Christmas parades of lighted trucks competing for prizes Saturday.

Eureka’s 33rd annual KEKA Thunder 101 Country Radio Trucker’s Christmas will begin 6 p.m. at Redwood Acres. Past convoys have featured as many as 100 trucks, some so festooned the entry required three generators to operate lighting. This year’s $25 entry fee benefits the local Computers for Children at the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center.

Oregon lumber mill owner Donald R. Johnson organized the initial Timber Trucker’s Light Parade in 1993 in John Day. After Johnson relocated his operation base to Riddle, he continued the tradition. No entry fee is required, but cash awards exceed $3,500.

The parade departs Riddle at 5:30 p.m. and arrives in downtown Myrtle Creek about 7:15 p.m. The event is part of the Myrtle Creek Winter Festival, co-sponsored by the Myrtle Creek-Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club.

Here’s a video from Eureka’s Redwood Acres parade:

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