It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Annual Parade brings out the crowds

For more than a century, the city of Hemet has hosted its annual Christmas parade at the beginning of December, to welcome in those good tidings to you, and all of your kin. This year’s parade kicked off Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10:00 am, and lasted a little over an hour and a half with a whopping 4,000 people in 104 entries, from high school marching bands, to Hemet Fire Department’s grand Santa finale. “The Gift of Volunteering” was this year’s theme, and parade coordinator, Stephany Borders and her business partner Shirley Maddox had their hands full, to say the least. According to Borders, the Christmas parade takes almost an entire

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