The Young Pacesetters 4-H group won the Jingle Bells Award for the best youth entry during the Christmas parade held Dec. 1 as part of Holiday in Lights celebration in Iron River.
Holiday in Lights winners listed
IRON RIVER—Jenna Sunn won the “Find Twinkle” contest and the honor of lighting the Holiday in Lights Christmas tree on Dec. 1.
Winning top honors during the parade were Young Pacesetters in the Jingle Bells Award division for youth entries, IronLine sled dog team in the Sleigh Bells Award for the community organization division, NorthStar Health Systems in the Silver Bells Award commercial division and Lakeland Baptist Church in the Christmas Bells division for the best use of this year’s theme, Christmas Bells.
The parade kicked off at 6 p.m. Saturday in damp conditions. More than a dozen floats joined the parade. After the parade, the community Christmas tree was lit at the Chamber of Commerce RV Park. The fireworks show was mostly obscured by the low clouds, fog and smoke from the fireworks themselves.
Earlier, shoppers turned out to visit more than 60 vendors at the Holiday in Lights Arts and Crafts Fair at the Windsor Center, where knitters, woodworkers, seamstresses, photographers and other cooks and crafters plied their wares.
The West Iron District Library also hosted Santa Claus, day-long children’s activities and an afternoon chili feed for those looking to warm up before the parade.
The Holiday In Lights event was sponsored by Iron River Community Concepts.