(Atlantic) The Atlantic Christmas Lighted Parade was deemed a success Saturday night.
The Grand Marshall was the winner of the Scrooge Contest. The candidates included: Janet Cappel, of Cappel's Ace Hardware. Aaron Siggins of Hy-Vee, Nancy Fredrickson of Geis Perry Jewelry, Brad Peerbolte of Peerbolte Chiropractic, and Karen Nelson of the Handbag Ranch. The Scrooge candidates accepted donations for the Atlantic Food Pantry and the top fundraiser was served as Grand Marshall of the parade and Janet Cappel, of Cappels Ace Hardware was the winner
“We had three candidates that were very close together, but total they raised $16, 845.00 worth of items and money for the Food Pantry,” stated Megan Roberts, Atlantic Area Chamber Director. “We take the food items and value that as a $1.00 donation, so between the food and the cash it totaled “16,845.00.”
Roberts says the Heritage House took home the top award in the Float judging. “They had a working homemade Farris wheel and cute animals and things for a carnival theme.”
The Nishna Valley Family YMCA was second. “They had some jamming music going on, and stationary cyclists and a lot of energy with their float,” said Roberts. “The third place float was the First United Methodist Church. There float was themed the reason for the season, keeping the Christ in Christmas. There were a lot of great floats and a lot of fun participation and the snow made the night that more beautiful.”
Roberts reminds everyone that Santa will be back in his cabin Thursday night.
(Photo courtesy of the Atlantic Chamber)
December 5, 2011