24th Annual Holiday Lighted Parade Viewed By Several Hundred
The Lake County Chamber of Commerce presents this parade each year and without the assistance of many volunteers, the Lakeport Police Department and Lakeport Public Works Department, it would not be possible.
Many thanks again to Mendo Mill & Lumber for providing the announcer’s stage; to Paul Reading for his wonderful announcer skills; decoration of the stage was done by John Fulton and Dianna Hendrick, with assistance from two volunteers from Hilltop Recovery; parade Lineup Chair was Ginny Clinton, assisted by hubby Barry Clinton, Mary Heare Amodio, Tony Barthel, Kimberly & Priscilla Boyd and Mike Gomes.
Parade Judges this year were Richard Persons, Executive Director for Lake County Fair, John Ross of Soper Reese Community Theater and Melissa Fulton, Lake County Chamber. Grand Marshall Santa Claus was transported to parade lineup by Lakeport Police and then carried in the parade by entry number two, Cobb Mountain Christmas by the Norris Family of Cobb.
Thank you to all our parade entries this year and it’s obvious the hours of preparation that were put forth to make them as beautiful as they were. Special recognition to the Corvettes of Lake County whose members were handing out free stuffed toys to children along the parade route! The Holiday Lighted Parade results this year are:
Sweepstakes Winner: Kelseyville Lumber
Floats Best of Division (Tie) RAD Construction and Cobb Mountain Christmas
Floats Commercial First Place RAD Construction
Second Place Mendo Mill & Lumber Company
Third Place Sequoia Senior Solutions
Floats Other First Place Cobb Mountain Christmas
Vehicles Best of Division (Tie) Corvettes of Lake County & Lake County
Model A Club
Vehicles/Clubs First Place (Tie) Corvettes of Lake County & Lake County
Model A Club
Second Place Clear Lake Road Riders
First Place (Tie) Bron Falkenberg & Pat Sperling
Second Place Kermit Knudson
Groups Best of Division Kelseyville Lumber
Groups/Commercial First Place Kelseyville Lumber
Second Place Alisia Mangas
Third Place Re-Bicycle
Groups/Organization First Place Evergreen Health Care
Second Place Mendo Lake Credit Union
Groups/Senior First Place Rocky Point Care Center
Thank you to the Lakeport Main Street Association and Downtown Merchants for their efforts to bring a Very Merry Main Street to the community. Congratulations to Lake County Chamber member Main Street Bicycles on their First Anniversary celebration. They will soon be expanding their ‘space’ as they connect to the building next door, allowing them to better serve their customers.
Hospice Services of Lake County presented a very heart-warming program following the parade with caroling, candle lighting in commemoration of loved ones and the lighting of the Lakeport Christmas Tree. The Tree symbolizes both the Spirit of the Season and the Annual Light Up A Life Hospice Celebration. Through the efforts of the Lakeport Main Street Association, volunteer Cheryl Herrick and the Lakeport Rotary Club, many more lights were added to the tree this year.
Posted on 11/30/2011