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Snow to accompany Parade of Lights?

The Dance Workshop crew dance their way down Esmeralda Ave. Saturday night.
Brad Coman

What better weather for a winter lights parade than snow forecast in Minden for Saturday?

Up to 3 inches is forecast to accumulate during the day leading up to the 4 p.m. closure of the road for the 23rd annual Parade of Lights.

“As always, the parade will take place unless our public safety partners say it is unsafe,” Carson Valley Chamber Director Bill Chernock said Wednesday. “With the permitting for road closures, public safety officers assigned and the hundreds of people involved, we can’t just move the date, so dress warm and water repellent and enjoy.”

Around five-dozen entrants make today’s parade the largest ever, according to Chernock.

This year’s grand marshals are the employees at Minden-Tahoe Airport in recognition of their hard work on the Aviation Roundup, featuring the Blue Angels.

Bobbi Thompson, Chris Johnson, Erin Eichhorst will be riding the float.

Highway 395 closes between Waterloo Lane and Buckeye Road at 4 p.m. with the parade starting at Heritage Park traveling down Eddy Street and then onto Main Street until Esmeralda Avenue and then to Minden Park.

“Anywhere along Main Street provides a great vantage point for viewing and collecting the candy and goodies handed out by the parade participants,” according to Chernock.