SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Springfield residents are reacting to the cancellation of the 65th Annual Springfield Christmas Parade with sadness and disappointment, but one woman is determined to make the show go on.
Monica Compton is a Springfield resident who has been working with other residents to organize the parade. She has named it "The Springfield Parade for the People by the People."
Compton said the scale of it would be much smaller than the original, but their goal is to ensure the tradition is not lost.
"Families go every year and people really look forward to it," said Compton. "You know it's a big thing and it's also a big thing for local business here."
The newly formed committee has been working closely with the city of Springfield. Compton said the logistics are still in the works, but she and others are determined to make the Christmas parade a reality.
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