ALPENA, MI – The Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade in Alpena, MI., stepped off in style as thousands lined Chisholm Street and Second Avenue to watch the annual night time event. The cold temperatures did not hold back though as it was 31 degrees with a light breeze that made it feel even colder.
As is custom, the Alpena Police Department lead the way followed by a military contingent carrying the Stars and Stripes. The Alpena Senior High School Marching Band proudly strutted up playing to the cheers of the crowd.
The Christmas Holiday Season has officially kicked off and what better way to get the area in the mood than the annual night time parade.
1st place went to: First Federal of Northern Michigan
2nd place: Showgirls Dairy Farm
3rd place: Home Depot
1st place: ACC Nursing Program
2nd place: Alpena Co. Sheriff Dept.
3rd place: Alpena FFA
4th place: Civil Air Patrol
5th place: Nautical City Festival