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Old Town Christmas Lighted Parade starts Sunday

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UNION GAP, Wash.-- The Old Town Christmas Lighted Parade kicks off this Sunday in Union Gap.

Volunteers expect about 30 entrees this year. People can watch the show, and their kids can meet Santa. The parade has attracted hundreds of people in the past, but now organizers fear for its future. As cities tighten their budgets, sparing police officers to handle the parade isn't as high of a priority.

"A big cost factor to this parade... With any parade... Is going to be the cost of overtime, cost of having men on the street," says Parade Co-Coordinator Michael Brown.

Brown hopes the parade will continue on and remain a yearly tradition in Union Gap. It starts Sunday night at six and runs along Main Street from the Pepp'rmint Stick Drive-in to the Community Tree.