Green River Lights the Night


By Robin Hunt

On Friday evening, Green River residents bundled up and gathered along Main Street to enjoy the annual light parade. Santa Claus made an appearance atop Green River City’s fire truck to conclude the parade. 

Following the parade, there was a small Christmas program. There, residents could warm up with hot chocolate or coffee and treat themselves to donuts. The winners of the parade were then announced and received cash prizes. Green River High’s eighth grade class took third place with their float “8th Grade Toy Shop.” The Grinch surveyed their toy shop from his perch upon the pickup.  

In second place was Markie Vetere, the owner of Rare Renegade Boutique. She entered her barrel racing rig all lit up, and her three horses had their heads sticking out of the windows, spreading Christmas cheer. Eight-year-old Dochia Hunt and her grandmother Cindy Bowerman took first place with their float “Let it Snow.” The eight year old Snow Queen herself entertained by dancing amongst the snowflakes. 

This annual event takes place every December, and plans are already underway for 2022.

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