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Parade kicks off with fireworks in downtown Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – The 6th annual Parade of Lights in Medina this evening included a long lineup of floats with holiday lights. The event for the first time also included fireworks.

That display preceded the parade. In the photo above, Travis Phillips (orange hat) of Medina holds his daughter Evelyn while standing next to his wife Kristen. Their son Jaxon also joined them for the fireworks at 5:45 p.m. on Main Street, just before the start of the parade.

The fireworks went off north of Main Street. They gave a nice glow on the historic downtown business district.

The parade also include a grand marshal for the first time. Randy Bushover served in the role. He urged the residents to give back to Medina, their neighbors and family.

“Everyone of you is a light for your community,” Bushover told the crowd.

Orleans Hub will soon have highlights from the parade.