Bend Christmas Parade
3:00 P.M. FRIDAY – DUE TO DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WINDS, THE 2013 BEND CHRISTMAS PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
December 6, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Downtown Bend Business Association – Contact: Chuck Arnold, (541) 788-3628
DOWNTOWN BEND CANCELS CHRISTMAS PARADE
Dangerously Low Temps & Winds in Forecast
The Downtown Bend Business Association announced at 3:00 P.M. today that it has cancelled the Bend Christmas Parade scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, December 7th. Current and forecasted weather forced the cancellation.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the single digits tomorrow. Combine that with increased winds and it will feel like below zero. The risk of frostbite due to exposure is just too great. Young children participating in the parade would be particularly at risk.
“This is the responsible thing to do. While it saddens us to cancel the parade, we have to be mindful of safety,” said Chuck Arnold Executive Director of the Downtown Bend Business Association.
“A great thanks goes out to Bend Christmas Parade Chair, Ernie Gilpin and the 11 Committee members that have worked tirelessly to prepare the parade. We would also like to thank the hundreds of people in the community that prepared floats and who dedicated their time to help plan the event.”
Visits With Santa held at Capell’s Patio at Franklin Avenue and Wall Street are also cancelled for tomorrow. Santa will visit with children next Saturday, December 14th and Saturday, December 21st from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.
The DBBA is a private nonprofit organization representing approximately 350 businesses and 85 property owners working to keep Downtown Bend vibrant. The organization is responsible for downtown beautification, cleaning and maintenance, marketing, events, and keeping the business environment healthy. More information is available at DowntownBend.org.