Christmas parade set for Dec. 1

HELPING HANDS - Clayton Blassel, left, and Aaron Dukelow, right, make repairs on a fan favorite, the Green Bay Packers float. Since September, half a dozen students from shop teacher Randy Pempek’s class have been making repairs and upgrades on the fan favorite float.        STAFF PHOTO/ROSS PATTERMANN

For nearly 50 years, people have been flocking to the small city of Abbotsford, population 2,300, to take in the sights and sounds of a spectacle that has been going strong since 1971.
Thousands line the streets of Abbotsford, eager to see an event unlike any other in Central Wisconsin — the 48th annual Abbotsford Christmas Parade.
The event is always held the first Saturday in the month of December, and this year the date falls on Dec. 1.

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