With a bit of a twist, holiday cheer persists

EMMA ROUTLEY/ THE CHRONICLE The Toys for Tots float brought along some familiar characters at last weekend’s Springfield Christmas stationary parade.

2020 feels as though we’ve spent the last nine months trying to maintain some sense of normalcy, and now we are trying to find a way to celebrate the holiday season. You never thought you’d be driving through a reverse Christmas parade, waving back to the parked floats, or celebrating a traditional tree lighting online instead of in person. 

When Jonathan Hocker, treasurer for the Oregon Riders Society . . .

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