Sara Swanson

Christmas in Village 2016 lighted parade

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Friday night, shortly before the parade set off from Emanuel’s parking lot, parade organizer Denise Collins presented ribbons and prize money to the winning floats on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce. In the business category, 3rd place was awarded to the Jackson Area Tractor Club, 2nd place was awarded to the Lion’s Club and 1st place was awarded to Exhale Yoga. In the Kids’ category, the Manchester Co-op Preschool was awarded 3rd place and $50, the Manchester Early Childhood Center was awarded 2nd place and $75, and SRSLY Manchester won 1st place and $125. The parade then wound down Macomb Street to Main Street, stopping at the Mill on Adrian Street, where Santa Claus was presented a key to the Village and he and Mrs. Claus spoke to each child about what they want for Christmas and gave them a candy cane.

Dennis Collins prepares to present ribbons to the winning floats.

Dennis Collins prepares to present ribbons to the winning floats.

Jackson Tractor Club won 3rd place in the business category.

Jackson Tractor Club won 3rd place in the business category.

The Lions Club won 2nd place.

The Lions Club won 2nd place.

Exhale Yoga won 1st place.

Exhale Yoga won 1st place.

In the children's category, Manchester Co-op Preschool won 3rd place and $50.

In the children’s category, Manchester Co-op Preschool won 3rd place and $50.

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Manchester Early Childhood Center won 2nd place in the children’s category.

SRSLY Manchester won 1st place in the children's category.

SRSLY Manchester won 1st place in the children’s category.

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Lindsay Hannah shows off the 1st place ribbon.

A loud cheer erupted!

A loud cheer erupted!

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