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Covid means no parades this season in Ontario

The popular Winter Wonderland Parade will not roll through Ontario this year because of the Covid epidemic. The annual Veterans Day Parade was also cancled because of Covid. (The Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – Santa and his reindeer and decorative floats won’t appear on Southwest Fourth Avenue this year.

Area residents will also forgo the opportunity to recognize the sacrifice of veterans with a parade this weekend.

Organizers announced recently the popular Winter Wonderland and Veterans Day parades were canceled because of the Covid epidemic.

“We held off hope to the bitter end but it just wasn’t going to work the way it should have,” said Dan Burk, commander of American Legion Ontario Post 67.

Ontario American Legion in conjunction with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post typically sponsor the Veterans Day . . .