Thursday, June 16, 2005

Ull Fest Parade to remain un-P.C.

The Ullr Fest parade, held every year in late January or early February, is just fine as far as town council members are concerned and is not due for a P.C. injection.

That's P.C., as in politically correct.

The council likes the way town police handle the event and they want the "bad apples" who take their behavior overboard to be busted.

"I don't want to suck the soul out of this thing," councilmember Jeffrey Bergeron said.

"We sanitize a lot of things around here. This is one thing we should not sanitize." agreed councilmember Rob Millisor.

"I don't see the parade as being Sodom and Gomorrah," Bergeron added.

It may not be as wicked and depraved as Sodom and gomorrah, but everybody agrees the Ullr parade has a raw edge.

"Traditionally the parade is off color and a little bit raw; that's what it's always been," assistant police chief David Miller said. " But we don't want to be the culture police and the fashion police."

That's the parades attraction and that's what brings out the people to jam Breckenridge's Main Street. And for now, it will stay that way.

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