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Sunnyside's 25th Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade!

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Making a big splash at last Saturday’s parade was the G.S. Long float, which captured top Commercial Christmas award honors.

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The Jingle Bell Run again kicked off Sunnyside’s annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

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The Christmas Isle of Paradise float carries members of the Miss Sunnyside court during the annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

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Maricruz and Ramiro Vasquez sold light-up toys along the parade route, including wands and light sabers.

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The 25th annual Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade entries lined up on Homer Street prior to the 6:30 p.m. start time.

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It’s all about the details, as this Oasis Drilling rig was outfitted with lights front to back, claiming second-place honors in the Commercial Farm category.

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Parade entries traverse South Sixth Street this past Saturday, delighting parade goers of all ages.

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Parade marshals Dan and Carol Newhouse are transported by carriage during the 25th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

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Alberto Arteaga and Milenka Gonzalez dig into cookies provided free to those venturing out to enjoy this past Saturday’s parade. The cookies were courtesy of Sunnyside’s Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.

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Doris Hinderlider, Jack Hinderlider and Tony Santoy (L-R) enjoy fresh chili from the Sunnyside firefighters as they huddle up in a tent. Temperatures were low but tolerable during the parade.

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Leading the way last Saturday was the Lower Valley Honor Guard in presenting the colors.

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Intent on enjoying every bit of her cookie decorating experience is young Jazel Hernandez. Watching carefully is her friend, Zirayli Ruelas. Hernandez was one of more than 1,500 children taking part in the annual Decorating Cookies with Mrs. Claus event held this past Saturday at Sunnyside High School.

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Merry Makings Craft Fair vendor Ray Travis beads magnetic jewelry for customers at the annual Soroptimist craft fair held this past weekend at Sunnyside’s Mid Valley Mall.

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Clutching her friend ‘Bear,’ 4-year-old Kassandra Rodriguez shares her Christmas wishes with Santa Claus at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside just moments before the parade started.

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‘Santa’s Train’ was the theme of the Burrows Tractor float, which garnered the Sweepstakes prize.

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The first winner of the Best Western Grape Vine Inn’s Grown-up Hot Chocolate Tasting and Recipe Contest is Jessica Guizar, seen here being congratulated by fellow competitor Tony Cardenas. Guizar’s Cocoa Cuddler, a blend of coconut rum, chocolate and coffee-flavor liquor, earned her the top prize of $250 and the People’s Choice Award of an additional $250.

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Sunnyside Museum hostesses (L-R) Sally Saras, Charlene Arriaga and Willie Walle admire the beautifully decorated community museum this past Saturday. The museum was open for its annual holiday open house.

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Jermyah Ganados and Jessica Vasquez were part of a group selling kettle corn to people near city hall.

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Enjoying chili at the VFW Post following Sunnyside’s Lighted Farm Implement Parade are (L-R) Courtney and Helen Trusley of Sunnyside. The pair decided to eat the chili prepared by Robert Villanueva, winner of the post’s annual chili cook-off.

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The Schab Farms float displays a festive appearance for crowds packed in downtown Sunnyside last Saturday for the Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

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Karla Osorio serves up ham at the Kiwanis pancake feed before the parade. The dinner was held at the Sunnyside United Methodist Church along the route, allowing people to grab a meal then go out and watch the event.

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Yakima Transit earned third place honors for decorating a transit bus to look like a Christmas train.

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A detail from one float got in the spirit of the season with a North Pole motif.

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The GS Long entry makes its way through Centennial Square during Sunnyside’s Lighted Farm Implement Parade. The many lights and festive décor won top honors in the Commercial Christmas division.

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It was easy does it for this big rig, ablaze with lights.

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