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Bakersfield Christmas Parade floats affected by rain

Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield
Published 1 week ago - Duration: 02:53s
Bakersfield Christmas Parade floats affected by rain
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Bakersfield Christmas Parade floats affected by rain

WATCH AROUND 100ENTRIES STROLL DOWN THE STREETSOF DOWNTOWNBAKERSFIELD WITH CHRISTMASTHEMED FLOATS, LIGHT DISPLAYS,AND MARCHING BANDS AMONG OTHERTHINGS.23ABC'S AUSTIN WESTFALL IS INSTUDIO WITH HOW SOME AREPREPARING FOR THE BIG DAY.AUSTIN?IN 24 HOURS, PARTS OF 20TH AND21ST STREET WILL BETRANSFORMED INTO SOMETHINGSPECIAL.LIKE YOU SAID JESSICA, 100DIFFERENT ENTRIES FOR THEPARADE, AND FOR SOME, TODAY'SRAIN DIDN'T HELP WITH THE FLOAT-BUILDING PROCESS."SO FOR WHATEVER REASON MOTHERNATURE LIKES TO MAKE ITDIFFICULT ON US AND EVERY YEARIT RAINS THE DAYBEFORE...AND WE HAVE TODISMANTLE EVERYTHING AND THENREBUILD.MORGAN SOKOLOW WILL HAVE TWOFLOATS -- AND ONE COW,BEATRICE -- IN THE BAKERSFIELDCHRISTMAS PARADE, WHICHWILL MAKE IT'S WAY THROUGHDOWNTOWN BAKERSFIELDTHURSDAY EVENING.

ONE FOR SPORTSCLIPS HAIRCUTSAND ANOTHER FOR PET MATCHMAKERRESCUE."ONE IS MY BUSINESS, ONE IS MYFULL TIMEHOBBY."THE TWO FLOATS WERE NEARCOMPLETION LAST NIGHT WHEN WETWEATHER CAUSED SOKOLOW TOSCRAMBLE TO PROTECT ALL THEHARD WORK."A LOT OF STUFF WAS PAINTED SOWE HADTO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS NOTRUINED BY THE RAIN.

WE HAD TOUNSCREWEVERYTHING AND BASICALLY BRINGIT BACK DOWN TO THE BASE ANDSTARTOVER."WHEN I VISITED, MOST OF THEPIECES, SOME MADE OUT OFPAPER, WERE KEPT IN A SAFESPACE, BUT THEY'RE GOING TOREBUILD IT ALL BEFORE THEPARADE.

MEANWHILE OVERAT NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL,ABOUT A DOZEN STUDENTSWERE GETTING STARTED ON ARTS ANDCRAFTS FOR THEIR FLOAT -THANKFULLY WITH A ROOF OVERTHEIR HEAD."THEY'RE BUILDING THE INDOORSCENE OFOUR FLOAT, SO WE'RE GOING OTHAVE AN OUTDOOR SCENE AND ANINDOOR SCENEAND RIGHT NOW THAT WORKING ONOUR INDOOR SCENE."NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN WON FIRSTPLACE IN THE CHURCH ANDRELIGIOUS CATEGORY AT LASTYEAR'S PARADE.

THETHEME OF THIS YEAR'S PARADE ISTHE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS, SOMARTINEZ SAYS THEIR FLOAT WILLPLAY THEIR VERSION OF THESOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS, AND SHOW AFAMILY SCENE BOTH INDOORS ANDOUTDOORS.

BUT THEY DON'T WHANTTO GIVEAWAY TOO MANY DETAILS -- AND THESAME WENT FOR THOSE INCHARGE OF THE PARADE'S GRANDFINALLY -- SANTA'S SLEIGH --WHICH ISSEEING SOME CHANGES TOO."WE COMPLETELY REDESIGNED, CAREOFROGER UPTON, WE'RE IN THEPROCESS, IN THE FINAL STAGES OFGETTING IN ALLASSEMBLED FOR THIS YEAR'SPARADE."CRONK WANTS TO SAVE THE REVEALFOR THE PARADE -- BUT WECAUGHT SOME SNOWFLAKES PEAKINGOUT UNDERNEATH THELARGE TARP."AND THE WHOLE IDEA REALLY IS TODOSOMETHING FOR THE KIDS OF THECOMMUNITY, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALLABOUT.THAT'S THE ENTIRE EFFORT."23ABC IS SPONSORING THE PARADE.NOW IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT OUT INPERSON, NO PROBLEM.

YOUCAN WATCH IT LIVE ON 23ABC, ORON OUR WEBSITE -- OR ONFACEBOOK -- BEGINNING AT 6 P.M.-- HOPEFULLY THE WEATHERWILL COOPORATE THIS YEAR.FOR MORE ON THAT LETS SEND IT TOMETEOROLOGISTALLISON GARGARO.THE STORM MADE ITS WAY INTO KERNCOUNTY THIS MORNINGBRINGING A GOOD SOAKING TO THEVALLEY, MOUNTAINS ANDDESERT.THE RAIN WILL BE TAPPERING OFFOVERNIGHT.

CITIES ABOVE 7,000FEET COULD SEE A FEW MORE INCHESOF SNOW THIS EVENINGBEFORE THE STORM CO

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