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Colfax plans Winterfest with bang

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For the first time in Colfax history, there will be fireworks during the annual Colfax Winterfest celebration, scheduled from 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Pyro Spectaculars will once again provide the high point to a frosty evening. Before the evening’s grand finale fireworks display at the conclusion of the Winterfest, visitors will be able to stroll and shop at craft and vendor booths. Vendors and local nonprofit groups will be offering food, drinks, handcrafted goods and products. Enjoy Irish coffee and other warm spirits at this year’s Colfax Pride booth, the ‘Ye Olde Christmas Spirits Station.’ Proceeds will benefit community projects and future events in Colfax like this one. Children and pets will be able to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as, their elves from approximately 2 to 5:45 p.m. at the gazebo in Roy Tom’s Plaza. A photographer will be available to take photos for a small fee. The annual Parade of Lights will get underway at 6 p.m. Led by Santa, the light parade will proceed down Grass Valley and Main Streets. Pre-registration is not required. Just show up in your lighted creation at the staging area. For more information, call Ed Pearson with the Colfax Lions Club at 530-477-9889. The annual lighting of the tree at the corner of Main and Church Streets will be officiated over by Colfax City officials. Music and the annual bonfire will be held near the historic Freight Depot Building. Colfax Pride, Inc. will host a VIP section for sponsors who have donated to the fireworks. The sponsor area boasts special seating, a heated area, appetizers and drinks. Anyone interested in becoming a local events sponsor can call Bob Dearwester at 305-7110. For more information on the event you can visit Colfax Pride’s Web site at www.colfaxprideinc.org or call Laurel Mathe at 346-9399.