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Excited about reading

Downtown Nevada City was a riot of colors, smiling faces and bright costumes Friday as children from Nevada City School District marched down Broad Street to celebrate their love of reading.

The BEAR parade – which stands for Be Excited About Reading – is the culmination of a reading program that goes on every year for several months at various Nevada City schools.

At the parade, some children dressed up as characters from the books they’d read. Others sported tie-dyed shirts. Still more held brightly-painted posters and balloons as they strolled down the stretch of sun-drenched road, waving to their parents and bystanders on the sidewalks.


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