The Keizer Holiday Lights Parade took place December 11th, and this year United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley was invited to participate with a float of our own! The theme this year was 'Songs of Christmas', and after taking all our current efforts into consideration, we decided on building off of "I'll be Home for Christmas". This holiday classic paired perfectly with our affordable housing project, which made significant progress in the latter half of 2021. With the help of some volunteers, we decorated a small model house similar to what will be constructed on our Market St. property to resemble a festive gingerbread house as our float. The parade followed a 2 mile route, where our community partner Capitol Auto assisted in driving the float, and part of our team was able to accompany and hand out candy.
We had a fantastic time despite the classic Oregon winter weather, and a big thank you must go to the community for allowing us to participate, our volunteers for helping set-up, and Capitol Auto for help in the parade itself. If you'd like to read more about our ongoing work involving affordable housing for seniors, click here.
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