Christmas season begins
Thousands of people lined the streets of Alpena Friday for the annaul Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade. There were more than 40 entries, including floats in commercial and non-commercial categories, the Alpena High?Marching Band, and of course Santa Claus. Following the parade the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Culligan Plaza took place. The lighting was handled by Julian Shafto), whose grandmother Carol Shafto donated this year’s tree.
Parade winners were:
1st place: First Federal of Northern Michigan
2nd place: Showgirls Dairy Farm
3rd place: Home Depot
1st place: ACC Nursing Program
2nd place: Alpena Co. Sheriff Dept.
3rd place: Alpena FFA
4th place: Civil Air Patrol
5th place: Nautical City Festival