The Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2023 Orofino Old Fashioned Lighted Christmas Parade and Festival. This year’s theme was ‘A Clearwater Christmas’ and our Grand Claus’ Vince and Tracy Frazier represented our spirit of the season well. We appreciate all the volunteers who made the event possible. Without the help of these wonderful community members, this event would not happen. The Chamber organizes this FREE event with the help of a volunteer committee and all festival activities are run by volunteers and business partners.
Malia & Jared Erlewine, Emily Simmons, LCCU Staff, Lee Lira and P1FCU staff, Kim Johnson/Coleman Oil, BarbaraLee Jordan/CVFDA, Matt Sartini/Edward Jones Investments, Idaho Youth ChalleNGe cadets, Ashley Steinbruecker/CVH, KLER & CJ, ICIO Honor Guard/Jason Lichti, Mike Tetweiler, Back Country Trading Post, Dave Holland/Debco, Terri Kiele/US Bank, Dan Kiele, Lyle Hendricks/Clearwater Cabin Rental, Warren and Andrew Campbell/Redout Surplus & Tactical, Michelle Starrs and Andrew Scott/Live Nativity, Larry Kaufman, Tory Knapp, Ian Stemrich/BBBS, Brenda Thomas/Wells Fargo, Jim & Jenny Franklin, Scott & Lessie Roughton/TLC, Emily Nelsen, City of Orofino, Cathie Mosher, Cindy Haskett, Chad Steinbruecker, Mike Knight, Mike Thomas/Avista, Twin Oaks Building Solutions, families of Thornton Road, Little Brick Church Orofino, Audrey Steiner, Clearwater Memorial Public Library, Jen Runia, Clearwater Pixels Photography/Mike Trout
Over 177 people stood in line to see Santa and many more visited the parade and the park to enjoy the festivities. Cookie decorating, cocoa, warming stations, cookies, cupcakes, candy canes, Santa photos and other treats were provided, all at no charge! The Live Nativity offered 3 showings and also provided music and refreshments. Mother nature provided a winter wonderland with light snow and children were seen rolling snowballs and playing amidst the colorful light displays. Photo cut outs provided by TLC Foundation are still on display for enjoyment throughout the holiday season. The gazebo contains a family photo station compliments of the Chamber and Clearwater Pixels, for your holiday pleasure through new year’s. Santa photos taken during the event are available to download from the Chamber website.
Parade winners announced at the park: 1st – Clearwater County Sheriff’s Dept., 2nd – Orofino Police Dept., 3rd – Maniac Jr Cheerleaders, photos will be posted at a later time. Thank you to all 16 entries!
Donations to continue this event are much appreciated and may be sent to the Chamber at PO Box 2346, Orofino, ID 83544 or dropped off in person at 217 1st Street, Orofino. To volunteer to help with future events please contact Erica Holland 208-476-4335 or email email@example.com. A list of events and community activities can be found on the Chamber website at ClearwaterCountyAdventures.com
On behalf of the Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!