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'Beary' special parade on tap Dec. 1

Chamber's Christmas Lights Parade
"A Beary Special Christmas!" is the theme for the Madras/Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Lights Parade, which will get rolling at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1.
   The parade, community tree lighting and Christmas caroling activities will be at Sahalee Park, at Seventh and B streets in Madras.
   Kids are invited to visit with Santa following the parade at Madras Bowl and Pizza at the corner of Seventh and A streets. Hot cocoa will be available.
   Those wanting to enter the parade may preregister or get more information by calling 541-475-2350 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
   Also after the parade, at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to join the Sounds and Tastes of Christmas at the Madras Christian Church, across from the park.
   It will feature music and the story of Christmas. Bring a favorite Christmas treat to share.