CHEYENNE – You’d be hard-pressed to find a local community event more spirited – and populated – than the annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade.

But two hours before its 32nd installment Saturday evening, the streets of downtown were particularly quiet. The floats that usher in such community spirit were sitting dormant on the outskirts of the parade route.

Will Carpenter is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s Arts and Entertainment/Features Reporter. He can be reached by email at or by phone at 307-633-3135. Follow him on Twitter @will_carp_.

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