Spirits not dampened by rain at Holiday Parade of Lights

By Patrick Fisher

The weather may have been wet and rainy for the Holiday Parade of Lights, but that didn’t stop the glow from the entries or the large crowd that turned out for the Thursday, Dec. 9, event in New Prague.

What was probably a first in the event’s history, rain fell throughout the ninth annual celebration. Umbrellas were as evident as winter jackets as people watched the 28 entries make their way down Main Street early in the evening. Beginning at Church Street near St.

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