Robosaurus to Appear for Christmas Parade

Robosaurus, a mechanical creature of prehistoric proportions, will perform at the Camarillo Christmas Parade on Saturday.

The creature stands 40 feet tall, weighs 60,000 pounds, lifts 4,000-pound cars higher than a five-story building and breathes 20-foot fingers of flame.

All this while crushing cars with 24,000 pounds of gripping force--making him the world's first "car-nivorous" monster.

Robosaurus, which will do its thing from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m., will be stationed at the corner of Arneill and Las Posas roads on the parking lot of the Camarillo Christian Church.

The Camarillo Christmas Parade will begin at noon at Temple Avenue and Las Posas Road and travel west on Las Posas to Carmen Drive and then to the Civic Center.

Christmas Around the World is the theme for this year's parade, which has only been canceled once in three decades--and that was for rain in 1993.

The parade has attracted 110 entries--14 floats; 12 equestrian units, including the Camarillo white horses; 21 bands; 30 auto units; and 33 others.

Although most of the entrants are from Camarillo, some bands are coming from as far as Chula Vista and San Diego this year.

The Camarillo High School Band will lead the parade, and Santa in his sleigh will end the parade.

Camarillo's first Christmas Parade was held in 1962, two years before the city was incorporated, and ran down Ventura Boulevard in Old Town.

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