From: Cindy Westby
Holiday Lighted Parade
The eighth annual holiday lighted parade was held Dec 5th in Goodview. I would like to thank the parade committee, Linda Taylor, Lil Lofgren, Lorae Chick, Nancy Theis, Joy Donnelly and Judy Styba as well as Merchants Bank for a successful event.
It was a beautiful evening and the streets were lined up with spectators to watch all the floats and participants. They were all lit up with holiday lights and decorations. There were barrels along the route to deposit food donations in conjunction with the 10 days of giving. I would like to thank everyone involved as this made up for a truly enchanting evening.
A public reception was held following the parade at the Elks Clubs in which we would like to thank the Winona Elks club for the donation of the hall and the City of Goodview for all their help and support... We are grateful to all the businesses and individuals that contributed donations or their precious time. We received monetary gifts as well as several pounds of food.
Please mark your calendars for Dec 4th 2010 for the 8th Holiday Lighted parade. An added touch for next year will be fire works in the park following the parade.
In closing remember, an event of this magnitude just doesn’t happen, it takes a committee to get it organized, but YOU to keep it going. Happy Holidays…