Frazee to hold Snowplow Parade Nov. 29 [UPDATED]Published 9:35am Friday, November 16, 2012 Updated 11:42am Friday, November 16, 2012
The first ever Snowplow Parade will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, with dozens of plows, pushers loaders and scrapers joining in a pre-Christmas kickoff event.
The 2012 theme is: “This year, let your Christmas begin in Frazee.” The Frazee Area Community Club (FACC) is sponsoring the parade, which is just one part of a jam-packed evening of activities. The commercial district will host the parade, but businesses will also be open into the evening offering specials for shoppers.
Organizers Fred Daggett and Roger Boe emphasized this week that anyone with plows, even persons with SUVs or ATVs that push snow, are urged to show up and join the column winding through Frazee.
Persons wanting to get information for the staging can call Fred Daggett at 218-334-3711. Private contractors are asked to register so a preliminary count can be gained by calling Roger Boe at Backyard Station at 218-334-4300 or John Dermody at 218-849-7441.
The parade will begin at a staging area at Daggett Truck Line on Old Highway 10 at 5 p.m. Commercial snow removal companies will be able to advertise on their rigs, plus there will be a rainbow of additional large and small snow machines on Main Avenue.
The Minnesota Highway Department (MnDOT) will show off its newest rotary plow, and local municipalities will have everything from pickup plows to Payloaders being saluted by the crowd.
Restaurants will be open with specials that evening, as well, with Hostel Hornet opening its doors for the first time in the location formerly known as George and Becky’s.