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Christmas Parade Set For Dec. 5
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Riverbank's 41st annual Community Christmas Parade is slated for Saturday, Dec. 5 with a theme for this year's event of "The Wonder of Christmas."

Entries will be accepted at City Hall North at 6707 Third Street until Monday, Nov. 30, said City Administrative Assistant Luanne Bain. The entry fee is $10 and must accompany the form. Call 209-863-7116.

Entries of all kinds are welcome and can include church groups, school clubs, service clubs, floats, businesses, equestrians and vehicles.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will join the parade and plan to visit with children at its conclusion.

The parade will start at 10 a. m. on Santa Fe Street near the Riverbank Library. It will follow the traditional route, traveling westwards through the new downtown to Second Street and returning to the Community Center Park by way of Stanislaus Street.

This year's parade will include Riverbank High School and Cardozo Middle School bands, the Mini Lizzies of the Modesto Shriners Club, and the clowns of the AAHME Alchemist Shriners, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office Mounted Unit and the ATVs and go-carts of Riverbank's Valley Motor Sports business.

A Riverbank Relay For Life group will be in the parade, plus the Amigos Del Sol charro riders and equestrian Candy Graham of Madera, who is the California State Horsemen Association's high point state champion.

Other entries to date include the River Rats motorcycle club, a church float sponsored by the Dry Creek Community Church, and Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard.

The Riverbank Youth Baseball and Softball Association will contribute a float, Oxford Ranch is slated to bring a pony-drawn cart and 4-H leader Rhonda Rayn of Dixon will exhibit her horse Grand Illusion.