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Parade of Lights cancelled due to rain, cold

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The holiday Parade of Lights in downtown Cape Girardeau has been cancelled for this evening due to rain and cold weather, organizers said.

The decision to cancel today's parade and reschedule for next Sunday was disappointing, said Marla Mills, executive director of Old Town Cape.

Temperatures in Cape Girardeau have held in the upper 30s all day, with intermittent rain. The National Weather Service forecast calls for additional rain, possibly mixed with snow, for the rest of the day and into the evening.

The parade, scheduled to start at 5 p.m. from Capaha Park, is the annual kick-off event for the holiday season. Similar weather conditions in 2007 also forced postponement, the first in the parade's 17-year history.

More than 100 groups had planned to take part in the parade.

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So will they attempt to reschedule or will we have to wait till next year to see paper floats rocket thru red lights at 2 miles per hour like Burritoville promised.

-- Posted by thegreatmosely on Sun, Nov 30, 2008, at 9:02 PM

The radio said it was moved to next Sunday.

-- Posted by timexx on Sun, Nov 30, 2008, at 9:05 PM

Guess I should have read the article more slowly, it says it in the quote from that lady with old cape.

I should listen to the radio more.

-- Posted by thegreatmosely on Sun, Nov 30, 2008, at 10:56 PM

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