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Elf on Parkade Closed in Flood of 2009

This afternoon as my co-workers and I ate lunch, we looked out the window of our office to see a little "elf" writting Merry Christmas in the snow on the top level of the 1st Street Parkade downtown Cedar Rapids. This parkade sits right on the Cedar River and was closed after the flooding this summer. What a wonderful Christmas wish to everyone working in the downtown area which was ravaged by the Cedar in June of this year. Thank you Christmas elf, whoever you are!

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MOMTO1 says ... on Monday, Dec 22 at 12:08 PM

Sorry about the typo, they give you no way to correct it after you've submitted it and I was in a hurry!

Mimi says ... on Sunday, Dec 21 at 11:39 PM

I do believe in Santa! What a lovely thing to do for the people down town, for the people of Cedar Rapids. Hopefully other people got more pictures of this great holiday treat! Thanks Mr. Elf you're an Amazing Person

Reader says ... on Sunday, Dec 21 at 6:13 PM

So, why hasn't KCRG bothered to correct the title? Good grief!

you all suck says ... on Sunday, Dec 21 at 10:35 AM

think this is funny? or great? well while we freeze enjoy your holidays

HA says ... on Sunday, Dec 21 at 9:30 AM

if the mayor did try to drive up there to see it, sh'd prolly fall asleep and get in a wreck on the way up there anyway!

Leather2Lace says ... on Sunday, Dec 21 at 9:15 AM

Who cares who it is, It is wonderful to see someone filled with Christmas spirit. Whomever you are, Merry Christmas to you and Merry CHRISTmas to all! (Also Blessed Yule to all my Pagan friends)

EPIC SURGE says ... on Saturday, Dec 20 at 7:10 PM


Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Dec 20 at 1:46 AM

people will find anything they can to argue or downgrade something.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 4:45 PM

He is an immigrant.

HolidayCheer says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 3:13 PM

Thanks Mr. Elf for taking the time to do something so awesome. it looks amazing... perfect font! :)

RedsKid2 says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 1:12 PM

Poor elf, after all his effort, three inches of snow lands on his sweet little Christmas greeting. My husband works downtown, and called to share this with me while he watched the elf at work through his office window. Thanks for the Christmas smile!

Teresa says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 12:53 PM

where are his footprints?

Terri says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 12:06 PM

That is very nice. What a wonderful elf!

Holiday Spirit still alive in CR....... says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 10:43 AM

If a typo is all you took away from this - then shame on you. My spirit was renewed when I saw this on the roof top of that old parkade. (The place I used to park - before it was destroyed, along with my home) All is not lost - Merry Christmas....

please no 2009 predictions says ... on Friday, Dec 19 at 7:32 AM

Lets not try to predict the weather for 2009......could cause people to give up.

baby girl says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 11:09 PM

i love you daddy! way to be an elf =)

Candace1 says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 10:28 PM

Flood of 2009? In the farmer's almanac? It's not even 2009 yet! Gosh!! But yest..that looks like a very talented elf...Happy Holidays!!

Chelsea says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 10:10 PM

Its always great to know that people still know the real meaning of Christmas!!! Christmas Elf you are truly part of Santas staff!

flood victim says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 10:06 PM

thanks for the warning at least now i have time to prepare!!!

Reader says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 8:24 PM

I wish I had a window to look out of at work... Yes, I work down town, too.

Larry Lou says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 7:58 PM

Yes, the flood of 2009 haven't you heard. It's in the farmers almanac. Geeez

Terry says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 7:56 PM

......and a Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 7:31 PM

Don't let the Mayor see it. She only can say happy holidays, and not Merry Christmas.

wow says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 7:13 PM

Looks like a very talented elf..........very nice!

pessimistic prognostication? says ... on Thursday, Dec 18 at 7:06 PM

flood of 2009?

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