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Almont's ready to light up


Downtown to host annual 'Holly Day Light Parade' at 7 p.m. this Saturday


December 01, 2010
ALMONT — Brighten the holiday season this Saturday, Dec. 4, by gathering with neighbors, friends and family members for the 13th Annual Holly Day Light Parade downtown.

The parade is jointly sponsored by the Almont Downtown Development Authority, Almont Lions Club and Farm Bureau Insurance.

Parade participants will line up at 6 p.m. at Centennial Street, with the parade slated to begin promptly at 7 p.m. on Main Street.

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The brightly-lit ‘Almont School Bus’ is a perennial favorite at the Almont DDA’s Holly Day Light Parade. This year’s event is Sat., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

Before the parade, all are invited get in the spirit by joining Almont High School's vocal music students for a holiday music program, including a community sing-along featuring familiar Christmas carols.

The event also includes the official lighting of the community Christmas tree at the corner of Van Dyke and W. St. Clair St. downtown.

After the parade, local youngsters, parents and grandparents can visit with Santa Claus at the Almont Dollar Store, 218 S. Main St., where Santa will listen to children's Christmas wishes. Each child will receive a special surprise.

DDA Director Nancy Boxey encourages all marching groups, floats and lighted entries to register for the parade by calling the DDA office at 798-8125. There is no entry fee, however, pre-registration is necessary.

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"Whether it's a float, your car, truck, tractor or you're on foot, this is your chance to be creative and show your holiday spirit," Boxey says.

"Come down and enjoy this wonderful event and begin your holiday season with the family and friends."

Parade entry forms may be downloaded at the DDA website at: www.almontdda.com.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
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