With October behind us and the holiday season now in sight, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, are counting down the days until the third annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities.
This community event will take place Saturday, Nov. 22, starting at 2 p.m. with Santa's first visits of the season until 4 p.m., vendors, games, music and crafts. Grand Island Boulevard will close at 4:30 p.m. for the Rudolf Run, which starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Electric Parade. The festivities close with the tree lighting in the Town Commons at the end of the parade.
The Light Up the Boulevard Committee thanks these sponsors:
LDC Construction Co. Inc.; and the Fuccillo Automotive Group
Dana's Stylin Pets and Republic Services; Republic Services; and Mr. Best Wrench
Financial Trust Federal Credit Union; Island Ship Center; and Mallwitz's Island Lanes
Sam Long's Excavating; Carol Ann's Hair Fashion; Block, Longo & LaMarca P.C.; Keller Group; River Oaks Marina; Chris Aronica; Grand Island Optical; Tops; and KeyBank
Platinum sponsors: LDC Construction Co. Inc. From left: Greg Dinsmore, Lyle Dinsmore, Jeff Dinsmore, Mike Szpakowski and Lyle Szpakowski.
Gold sponsors: Mr. Best Wrench (from left) Fran McMahon, chair of Light Up the Boulevard; Rod Reisdorf, owner of Mr. Best Wrench; and Beverly Kinney, Light up the Boulevard Committee member.
Dana's Stylin' Pets: McMahon; Sheral, pet stylist; Dana, owner of Dana's Stylin Pets; Sara, pet stylist and day care attendant; and Danielle, pet stylist. Not in photo: Esther, obedience trainer and day care attendant.
Silver sponsors: Mallwitz's Island Lanes (above, left). From left, Art Mallwitz, owner of Mallwitz's Island Lanes; McMahon, and Mike Mallwitz, owner of Mallwitz's Island Lanes.
Financial Trust Federal Credit Union. From left: Jack Keefe, loan officer; Kinney; Jason Guether, member service representative; and John Morrison, CEO.
Island Ship Center (right): Kinney, Fahim Mojawalla, owner of Island Ship Center; and McMahon.