Second annual Chihuahuabillies Tractor Parade takes to the road

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Spectacular lights adorn this trailer at the second annual Chihuahuabillies Tractor Parade Saturday, Dec. 21, in Chihuahua Valley. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

Chihuahua Valley residents held a spectacular parade of lights featuring tractors, wagons, trailers, trucks and more Saturday, Dec. 21.

“In 2018, a group of families decided to resurrect the old Tractor Parade,” Kimberly Smith said.

The event offered fond memories for longtime residents of the Valley. The re-invented parade debuted in 2018 to rave reviews.

The second annual Chihuahuabillies Tractor Parade attracted about 150 residents from Oak Grove, Sunshine Summit and Chihuahua Valley. Tractors, vintage trucks, golf carts and flatbed trailers arrived festooned with colorful garlands, twinkling lights and all sorts of holiday decorations.

Santa pays a visit to residents at the second annual Chihuahuabillies Tractor Parade Saturday, Dec. 21, in Chihuahua Valley. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

“We started at a home on the east end of the valley and had a big community potluck dinner and photos with our ‘Elf on the Shelf’ cut-out,” Smith said. “Then we paraded down Chihuahua Valley Road to the Lazy Y Ranch and Summit Strength Fitness in the west end of the valley and ended up there for dessert, a bonfire and a visit with Santa. Fun was had by all! We’re already planning for an even more fun event next year.”

The festivities warmed up even the grouchiest of Chihuahuabillies, as the Valley residents humorously call themselves. The rural community is known for its friendly, creative and artistic citizens.

“Although we’re all tucked away in our own little places, we love coming together from time to time to celebrate with neighbors new and old. It’s a great way to get to know everyone a little and share some holiday fun. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when everyone pitches in a little bit,” Smith said.

For more information on the Chihuahuabillies Tractor Parade, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/2134468250181308.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at dsieker@reedermedia.com.