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Sat, Sept. 21

Cordes Lakes festivities a hit with young and young at heart

An unidentified youngster is all concentration as she completes her Christmas craft during the event.

An unidentified youngster is all concentration as she completes her Christmas craft during the event.

Floats, vehicles, ATVs and even a horse-drawn wagon were decorated and ready to go for the Cordes Lakes Christmas Lights Parade this past Saturday.

The floats traveled through the neighborhood so those unable to get out could still see the parade. The home stretch from Stagecoach south to the Cordes Lakes Community Center was the most crowded with people ready to be awed by the lights.

Judges Bill Rummer, Tom Thurman and Jeff Duncan were stationed at the library and had their work cut out for them to determine the winners of the parade.

Meanwhile, inside the center kids and their parents filled a craft table as little fingers put glitter and paint on gingerbread men, stars, snowmen, and sometimes even themselves.

Of course, the arrival of Santa was a big event. One toddler saw him come in the door and grabbed his hand, walked him over to his chair by the tree and told him to sit, then promptly told Santa what he wanted for Christmas. This was the start of a long line of children who knew Christmas wasn't that many days away.

Cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee for the grown-ups kept everyone happy until the judges made their decision on the parade entries.

Judges awarded first place to Dewey-Humboldt Little League, represented by Robbe Bressler. Second went to Leo Motorsports, and third was the Lutheran Church, represented by Flo Lottes.

Many thanks to the judges for volunteering their time and effort to support our community. And thanks to the Cordes Lakes volunteers for providing the cookies, making the coffee and chocolate, taking the pictures of children with Santa, and all of the other volunteer efforts they make throughout the year.

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