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Jumpin' Jack Frost: Colorful parade draws large, happy crowd

By P.J. GLISSON

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IRONWOOD - Despite wind chill near zero on Saturday night, the Jack Frost parade in downtown Ironwood, drew a large crowd and offered a dazzling array of 40 entries loaded with colored lights and other creative details.

Viewers came ready to battle the weather with long coats and faces hidden behind scarves or hats - some of which sprouted reindeer horns and flashing lights.

Beyond that, the old saying of "cold hands, warm heart" took on broader meaning as everyone also took apparent comfort in a wealth of community spirit.

"It really went off very w...