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Pine River Parade of Lights set Saturday

Submitted PhotoMorgan Demars won the Pine River "Shop Local Day" prize Saturday, Dec. 3. Shop Local day kicked off the Parade of Lights Week with open houses at local businesses.

The annual Pine River Parade of Lights is slated for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

The theme for this year's parade is "Forest Friends" and two $100 Chamber gift certificates will be awarded to the parade units judged Best Use Of Lights In Theme and Best Overall Use of Lights.

An open house at the Pine River Information Center will follow the parade featuring Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and hot apple cider. A holiday bonfire will take place just south of the historic Pine River Railroad Depot and the fireworks are scheduled at 6:30 p.m.

Free horse-drawn wagon rides will take place downtown with pickup and dropoff at the Pine River Legion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Legion will also sponsor its annual Lunch With Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.