Truckers Parade results are in

Truckers Parade results are in

There are 84 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Dec 12, 2010, titled Truckers Parade results are in. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

An estimated 20,000 people lined the sidewalks in Eureka to watch nearly 75 trucks, trailers and other vehicles -- decorated with tens of thousands of lights -- pass by on Saturday night during the 2010 KEKA 101 County Truckers Parade.

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Impressed

Georgetown, TX

#1 Dec 12, 2010
That Rudolph was sweet. The judges got it right!
Myrtletown

Mckinleyville, CA

#2 Dec 12, 2010
Thank You to all who make the parade happen.A great one as always.I was impressed,but my 3yo. was amazed.
Koalabear2525

United States

#3 Dec 12, 2010
sorry, i did not see the paper this morning, but who all was in on with the truckers .
Not

AOL

#4 Dec 12, 2010
20,000 lined the sidewalks? Notice there is no by-line to this story.
Anonymous

Eureka, CA

#5 Dec 12, 2010
Think of the carbon pollution caused by this needless event. From the big detroit fuel guzzling trucks to generators and even worse all the private parties that drove to this even burning even more fuel, running up expenses and polluting mother earth. When will you people see through your arcaic needs and address what counts - human survival!
Koalabear2525

San Francisco, CA

#6 Dec 12, 2010
that is hard to say 20,000 lined the side walks to see trucks . where were they at from where to where ? where did they parked the wheels they bcame with ? not every one came in by bus or walked ,so where did all these foks come from ?
Sad

Eureka, CA

#7 Dec 12, 2010
I was very disappointed with the number of government vehicles in last nights parade....think we should change the event title to something like,"Government Parade for the Peasants." Very sad that there were only a few industry trucks in the parade. By the way, who paid for the fuel, lights, & time to decorate the government vehicles? If they got into an accident,then what? Who authorized the use of government property???? Then we have the EPD coming at the end of the parade telling people to "get off the street & on the curb. See you next year." There was no please just GET OFF the STREET!!! SAD!! SAD!!
Koalabear2525

San Francisco, CA

#8 Dec 12, 2010
did they use any tear gas ? no billy clubs so listen and do what the cops say after all they carry the guns .
Comfortably Numb

Eureka, CA

#9 Dec 12, 2010
Sad wrote:
I was very disappointed with the number of government vehicles in last nights parade....think we should change the event title to something like,"Government Parade for the Peasants." Very sad that there were only a few industry trucks in the parade.
Yeah, I hadn't been to this in a few years and I was shocked at how few big rigs were in the parade. Seriously, I think there were only 5-6. In years past it was pretty much all big trucks, totally decked out in lights, with just the occasional small truck or van thrown in there.

Still cool for the kids I guess, but only a shadow of what it used to be.
Dillinger

Eureka, CA

#10 Dec 12, 2010
WOW! What an exciting night in the rain. WOW! I can't wait for the next one.
WOW! We are so lucky to see all those trucks all lit up, pure excitement and what could be more beautiful than lit up trucks? WOW!

I personally have better things to do with my time. WOW!
Fortunan

Windsor, CA

#11 Dec 12, 2010
I watched the parade at my mom's in Eureka, it was predominantly private sector vehicles with a few Govt. entries. There were some great entries but the trucks were going by very fast, seemed like 30mph or so and were out of sight before you could see all the details. It was a nice community event benefiting local nonprofits, it has become a tradition. I know some govt. employees who have been entries and they decorated on their own time and paid for the lights themselves.
Koalabear2525

United States

#12 Dec 12, 2010
so Dillinger why did you waste your time for ? had nothing else to do ?
Dillinger

Eureka, CA

#13 Dec 12, 2010
Koalabear2525 wrote:
so Dillinger why did you waste your time for ? had nothing else to do ?
Learn what sarcasm is. I was not there and never will be.
chef

Lewisburg, WV

#14 Dec 12, 2010
This "parade" is a travesty. Our streets are overcrowded and overused as it is. I was driving on the opposite side of town during the parade, and the roads were even more congested and hectic than normal. I saw two accidents on my drive, and was almost involved in another. The parade causes unnecessary danger. Also, our air is polluted enough without this "parade" going around town at five miles per hour spreading carbon monoxide and co2 for no reason other than the "holiday's". By the way, the only "holiday cheer" that is put out by this event is Christmas related. what a big middle finger to all of the Non-Christians of Eureka. I think that Jesus would be insulted by all of the money going into this that could be going to helping the impoverished. As a community that prides itself in being concerned about the wellbeing of the environment, we should be putting the money and resources spent on the truckers parade to better our community. There are many hungry people around here, lets feed them. That would spread the holiday cheer a lot better. Lets fix some roads. Replace old streetlights. Something other than pollution and traffic congestion. Who's with me?

Since: Oct 10

Eureka,Ca.

#15 Dec 12, 2010
Dillinger wrote:
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Learn what sarcasm is. I was not there and never will be.
And guess what dip stick. NOBODY WILL MISS YOU BECAUSE NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOU.
californian

Grove, OK

#16 Dec 12, 2010
what's with the trucks with no lights on in the parade???? how lame.
and the random people ignoring the blocked road and just driving along anyway?
Dillinger

Eureka, CA

#17 Dec 12, 2010
REAL DIRT DEVIL wrote:
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And guess what dip stick. NOBODY WILL MISS YOU BECAUSE NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOU.
Wow what an intelligent retort. Your grasp of the English language is only surpassed by your lack of the Christmas Spirit.

Santa will not visit you. He bypasses dummies.
tomtom

Arcata, CA

#18 Dec 12, 2010
Great show, nice weather and going west on Harris street was a plus. Thanks to the Times-Standard for the slide show. The 20,000 spectators is a real possibility as the Chamber of Commerce had a HSU business class walk the Rhody parade one year and they counted over 24,000 and that is a shorter route than the truck parade...

“Truth is Difficult to Find!”

Since: Dec 07

Eureka/Hoopa, CA

#19 Dec 12, 2010
The Trucker's Parade is a positive event every year! Funds raised go to local groups benefitting the community one-way or another.

I believe it to be very important to have all participate from the private citizen to those representing the government (In fact more government departments should be involved.). Just as many private entries donate their time government employees donate theirs. Next year the entries into the parade should double with more participation to have 110 entries!

For those whining about one part or another, instead of sitting on on your rears with your mouths yacking and your finger picking your noses, get involved. So many unnecessary complaints, yet no physical involvement.

Good job to those putting this on for te past 31 years!

cb
humbug

Arcata, CA

#20 Dec 12, 2010
chef wrote:
This "parade" is a travesty. Our streets are overcrowded and overused as it is. I was driving on the opposite side of town during the parade, and the roads were even more congested and hectic than normal. I saw two accidents on my drive, and was almost involved in another. The parade causes unnecessary danger. Also, our air is polluted enough without this "parade" going around town at five miles per hour spreading carbon monoxide and co2 for no reason other than the "holiday's". By the way, the only "holiday cheer" that is put out by this event is Christmas related. what a big middle finger to all of the Non-Christians of Eureka. I think that Jesus would be insulted by all of the money going into this that could be going to helping the impoverished. As a community that prides itself in being concerned about the wellbeing of the environment, we should be putting the money and resources spent on the truckers parade to better our community. There are many hungry people around here, lets feed them. That would spread the holiday cheer a lot better. Lets fix some roads. Replace old streetlights. Something other than pollution and traffic congestion. Who's with me?
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