Deer float named grand champion of Medina parade

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Matt Mundion of Matt C.M. Contracting won the grand champion award for his float that show a team of deer pulling a sleigh stacked with presents. The top photo shows the float making its way down Main Street on Saturday. The bottom photo shows the float in the staging area at the Olde Pickle Factory in Medina.

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – A float that featured a team of stuffed deer heads, including one with a lighted red nose, has been named grand champion of the Parade of Lights.

Matt Mundion of Matt C.M. Contracting won the top award for the parade that included 42 floats. Mundion traveled the parade course in what appeared to be a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Parade organizers praised participants for their added creativity with the floats in the fifth annual Parade of Lights.

Other float winners include:
Not-for-Profit – Orleans YMCA
Religious – Medina Methodist Church
Service Organization – Medina Mustang Boosters
Fire Company – Medina Fire Department
Business – Roberts Farm Market
Other Groups – Medina Central School Transportation Department

Photo by Tom Rivers – The Orleans County YMCA won an award for its Candyland themed float.

Star Award winner for Creativity – Orleans Master Gardeners

Littlest Elf Award for best design for involving youths and adults – Orleans County Town Clerks

Community Service Award for entry best representing their Community – Lyndonville Fire Company

There are other winners from Saturday’s Old Tyme Christmas celebration in Medina, including:

Cutest little elf contest winners: first place to Benjamin Root, second to Jaelyn Castricone, and third to Winry Tester.

Scavenger hunt winners: first place to Bobby Vidovich, second to Jonathan Becker, and third to Cindy Sands.

Coloring contest winners: first place to Saige Woodhams, second to Dakota Alexander, and third to Nathan Sherman.