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Village of Pound 6th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights
Issue Date: January 22, 2014
The 6th Annual Village of Pound Community Christmas Parade of Lights was held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 5 pm. Streets were lined with onlookers as the beautiful lighted Christmas floats paraded down the Village streets. Leading the parade was the Pound Fire Department, the Town of Brazeau Fire Department, Coleman Rescue Squad, Cottage Bar and Grill, Dan Risner and Son Excavating, Katies Sub Shop, Kum-a-long Sno-Riders, Larry and Lenard Peterson, NEW ATV Club, R-Store Gas Station and Olsen Transport, Safe Haven Church and Santa Claus. While watching the parade light show, those in attendance got to watch the fireworks donated by Larry Peterson.
The parade ended at the Pound Community Center for the After Parade Social with the lighting of the Village Christmas tree donated by John and Judy Leslie. Santa was on hand to give out candy and toys donated by PFC Steven Drees Foundation to the children present. Refreshments and beverages were served to everyone while Christmas songs were played by members of the Coleman High School Band.
A spruce Christmas tree decorated with the In Memory Ornaments was displayed and given away by drawing a name. Winner was Joselin Castro. In Memory Ornaments which were sold, raised $255 which went to Safe Haven Church, the only church that participated in the parade.
Non-perishable foods items were collected and given to the Christian Life Center food pantry along with a check for $500 donated by Marinette County Tavern League. The special part of the celebration was coming together with family and friends to celebrate the joyous time of the year, the Birth of Christ. The Village thanks all float participants, those who donated food, money, toys, etc, those who purchased ornaments and the volunteers that helped make the event great.