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A Fries pastor and the Galax Downtown Association are now on the same page when it comes to Christmas parade rules.
The downtown merchants' association tried to head off what officials mistakenly understood to be a threatened boycott of its annual parade over rules that were interpreted as banning or limiting religious floats.
Pastor Ben Haga of Grace Baptist Church, on the other hand, says he never called for a boycott, despite what others heard or misunderstood.
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