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Snowman brings a flurry of fun

LISA FARQUHARSON, director of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, poses with ‘Olaf,’ a character from the movie “Frozen” that has been re-created out of wood to help bring shoppers to local businesses. The Shop Local campaign kicks off Nov. 27 and continues through Christmas.

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LISA FARQUHARSON, director of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, poses with ‘Olaf,’ a character from the movie “Frozen” that has been re-created out of wood to help bring shoppers to local businesses. The Shop Local campaign kicks off Nov. 27 and continues through Christmas.



Join the fun

The third annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting takes place about 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, on the lawn outside The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce office, 404 Second Street.

These festivities follow the 26th annual Starlight Parade that begins at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Webber and Sixth streets.

Lighted floats and other entries travel down Sixth onto Third and through the downtown blocks before turning onto Second for a return to the chamber office, where the parade disbands.

Santa will be present at the tree lighting to visit with children and hot cocoa, popcorn and cookies will be served. There will be carolers and The Dalles Mayor Steve Lawrence is set to flip the switch that lights up the tree.

“It’s a lot of hometown fun,” said Lisa Farquharson, chamber director.

This year she said The Dalles Lions Club is going to help

keep traffic flowing and the city Public Works crew will set up electronic reader boards to alert

motorists that an event is in progress.

“We want to make sure everyone is safe,” said Farquharson.

For more information call the chamber at 541-296-2231.

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce will be moving “Olaf,” a replica of the quirky snowman from the movie “Frozen” around town during the holiday season to create a flurry of shopping...

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