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SH turns out in force to celebrate


November 14, 2018

A TRUCK bearing the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree rolls down Main Street during the lighted parade Friday night.

Sweet Home's Christmas season got a super early start Friday with the departure of the 2018 Capitol Christmas tree for Washington, D.C.

The celebration included lots of music, a nighttime parade that drew thousands to the sidewalks, and lots of commerce.

A street fair kicked off at noon with a music set performed by Cathy Cheshire in the Sweet Home High School parking lot and a bazaar in the high school commons and cafeteria. Santa Claus was present early to visit with children, courtesy of Don Gonzalez.

"It kind of started out slow," said Cecile Clemens, owner of Mrs. Sew and Sew, whose...

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