Saturday, December 14, 2013
The annual Hood River County fire departments’ lighted fire truck Christmas parade rolls Dec. 16-18, 6-9 p.m. each night. Below are routes the decorated vehicles will take through the county.
Dec. 16, Odell/Pine Grove
The parade starts with a static display at the Odell Fire Station from 6-6:15 p.m. Other static displays are mentioned in italics below:
Travel north on Odell Highway to Mud Alley; Mud Alley loop to Odell Highway; north on Odell Highway to Summit Drive; west on Summit to Wy’east Drive; north on Summit to Chamberlain Drive; west on Chamberlain; loop back to Summit; east on Summit to Bartlett Loop;
South on Bartlett Loop to Wy’east Drive; south on Wy’east to Davis Drive; east on Davis to AGA Road; north on AGA to AGA trailer park; loop back to AGA Road; north on AGA to Odell Highway;
East on Odell Highway to Chevron Drive; east on Chevron Drive to Midway Drive; south on Midway to Gateway Drive; east on Gateway to Lingren Drive; south on Lingren to Chevron; south on Chevron to Odell Highway;
East on Odell Highway to Highway 35; on 35 to Sunday Drive; southeast on Sunday to Neal Creek Road; south on Neal Creek to Thomsen Road;
East on Thomsen to Fir Mountain; east on Fir Mountain to Wells Drive; east on Wells; loop to Pine Grove School;
West on Van Horn to Highway 35; south on 35 to Glass Drive; east on Glass to Eastside Road; north on Eastside to Highline Drive; north on Highline to Old Columbia River Highway; west on old highway to China Gorge restaurant.
Static display at the China Gorge for 10-15 minutes.
Dec. 17, Parkdale/Dee
Static display at Parkdale Fire Station from 6-6:15 p.m.
West on Baseline Road to Fifth Street; north on Fifth; loop back to Baseline; south on Clear Creek Road to Culbertson Road; east on Culbertson to Baseline;
North on Baseline Road to Toll Bridge Road; north on Toll Bridge Road to Highway 35; north on 35 to Miller Road; east on Miller; loop to 35; south on 35 to Woodworth Drive; west on Woodworth to Old Parkdale Road; south on Old Parkdale to Trout Creek Ridge Road;
West on Trout Creek Ridge Road; loop to Dee Highway; north on Dee to Punchbowl Road; west on Punchbowl to Green Drive; south on Green to Collins Road; south on Collins to Alder Road; north on Alder; west on Lost Lake Road to bus turn-around;
There will be a static display at Dee Fire Station for 10-15 minutes.
Dec. 18, West Side/Hood River
West on Barrett Drive to Markham Road; south on Markham to Portland Drive; east on Portland to Tucker; north on Tucker to Orchard Road;
East on Orchard Road loop to Tucker Road; west on Tucker Road to Barrett Drive; west on Barrett to Methodist Road; north on Methodist to Belmont; north on Belmont to Westside School.
Static display at Westside Elementary for 15 minutes, at approximately 6:45 p.m.
East on Belmont Drive to Avalon Drive; south on Avalon Drive to Adams Loop; south on Adams Loop; loop to St. Charles Place Road; north on St. Charles to Park Place Loop; west on Park Place; loop to St. Charles Place Road; north on St. Charles to Belmont Drive;
East on Belmont to Henderson Road; south on Henderson to Avalon Drive; east on Avalon; loop to Belmont Drive;
West on Belmont to 22nd Street; north on 22nd to May Street; west on May to 30th Street; north on 30th to Eugene;
East on Eugene Street to Rand Road; south on Rand to Montello Ave.; east on Montello. to Prospect Ave.; east on Prospect to 17th Street; north on 17th to Eugene Street; west on Eugene to 25th north on 25th to Sherman.; west on Sherman to Rand; north on Rand Road to Wasco Ave.; east on Wasco Ave. to 18th Street; north on 18th Street to Hope Ave.; east on Hope Ave. to Wasco Ave.; east on Wasco Ave. to 13th Street;
South on 13th Street to Columbia Ave.; east on Columbia to Ninth Street; south on Ninth to Oak Street; west on Oak to 13th Street; south on 13th/12th to Brookside;
West on Brookside Drive to Down Manor and Brookside Manor; east on Brookside Drive to Eliot Drive; east on Eliot Drive to Eighth Street; north on Eighth to Heights Avenue; east on Heights to rear Hawks Ridge Drive Way; loop to Pacific Avenue.
East on Pacific Avenue to Fourth Street; north on Fourth Street to Betty Lou Avenue; west on Betty Lou Avenue to Fifth Street; south on Fifth Street to Pacific Avenue; west on Pacific Avenue to 12th Street; north on 12th Street to Pine Street;
East on Pine Street to Fourth Street; north on Fourth Street to May Street; west on May to 12th Street; north on 12th to Sherman Avenue; east on Sherman to Ninth Street; north on Ninth to State Street; east on State to Front/State Street.
Static display at Front and State for 15 minutes.
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