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30th Annual Festival of Lights Parade Brightens Downtown Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS -  The 30th annual Festival of Lights Parade made the streets of downtown Colorado Springs a little brighter Saturday night. The theme for this year's parade was "Through the Eyes of a Child."

The parade ran south on Tejon, from St. Vrain Street to Vermijo.

"The Festival of Lights Parade is great event that just brings the region together," said El Paso County Commissioner Chair Dennis Hisey. "It's a great opportunity to visit downtown, maybe catch dinner before or after the parade and just enjoy the holiday spirit."

Ret. Navy Lt. Jim Downing will serve as the grand marshal for the 2014 Festival of Lights Parade. Downing is the oldest living survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Downing was 28 years old when the U.S fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was hit in a surprise attack on December 7, 1941. He was serving on the USS West Virginia and at least 107 of his crewmates were among those who died in the attack. Down celebrated his 101st birthday in August.
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