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Parade ready to soar
Attention turns to weather forecast
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The house from the movie "Up" was used by Gath Baptist Church the last time the Christmas parade had a Disney theme two years ago. A Boy Scout troop has told the city it will use the "Up" theme again this year.
May the force be with you, and good weather too. The city of McMinnville will usher in the holiday season with its traditional Christmas parade this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with stormtroopers selected as the grand marshal.More than 70 parade entries have been received, which is slightly more than recent parades.“While the deadline has past, I do expect a few more late entries,” said McMinnville Parks and Recreation program coordinator Kendra Foust.Encouraging participation this year could have been the advanced notice given by the city about the theme, which is “A Disney Christmas,” or the inclusion of “Star Wars” characters as grand marshals. The stormtroopers could be bringing some friends.