Thousands Line Alpena, MI Streets For Holiday Parade

ALPENA, MI – The Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade in Alpena, MI., stepped off in style as IMG_4862thousands 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

Non-commercial division:

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

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