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Behind the scenes of the Lights Fantastic Parade

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CARBONDALE-- Organizers of the 27th annual Lights Fantastic Parade gave the News 3 This Morning crew a sneak peek of a few floats.

Don Snyder of the Lights Fantastic committee says the Welcome City Of Carbondale float has been in the parade since it began. He says the float has over 23,000 lights on it and new technology, like smaller generators and LED lights have greatly improved its appearance. Snyder says the float is decorated with trees that were once used in the downtown area during the holiday season.

Snyder went on to say the City of Carbondale acquired the train float from Johnston City. He says the Carbondale Public Works Department added lights and installed a fog machine to give the appearance of smoke.

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at 6 p.m. with activities starting 4 p.m. in the downtown area of Carbondale.

More information is available here.

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