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Making spirits merry and bright in Jacksonville

Photo by Craig Alan

In southern Oregon, it wouldn’t be the holiday season without the annual Victorian Christmas parade through downtown Jacksonville. This year’s event, headed as always by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, was held on Saturday, December 2. And while rain may have dampened the festivities, it didn’t dampen the joyous spirit of parade participants or the thousands of people lining the streets to celebrate — including an entry from Rogue Disposal & Recycling and plenty of Rogue families dotting the parade route.

This classic small-town parade serves as a wonderful way to get people in the holiday mood each year. It also gives local businesses and organizations a chance to join in the fun. The Rogue Disposal & Recycling Front Load Truck was driven by Erik Cochran, one of our residential route drivers.

Other entrants in the parade ran the gamut from storybook characters, equestrian units and the Taiko drummers to local high school and university marching bands and a fleet of fun cars. And, of course, the historic Jacksonville trolley, decked out in its Christmas finest.

Rogue Disposal is proud to have served Jacksonville and surrounding communities for the last 85 holiday seasons. Thanks to everyone who participated in this wonderful yearly tradition and here’s to the new year ahead.

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