Parade of Lights brings holiday magic to Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – The Albion FFA had a Grinch and Whoville themed float. Adam Krenning, the club advisor and agriculture teacher, dressed as the Grinch and drove the tractor.

The Town Clerks Association of Orleans County joined the Parade of Lights for the first time tonight. Shelby Town Clerk Darlene Rich, left, greets the crowd from the lighted display.

MEDINA – More than 50 community groups created floats and decorated them in brilliant glowing colors for the fifth annual Parade of Lights in Medina.

The event was a dazzling display that left many folks, including myself, awestruck. There was an enormous crowd of people along Main Street and a line of people along Park Avenue. Many of them were in lawn chairs.

The parade included several new entries. It keeps growing and getting better each year.

Stanton Signs put a friendly face at the end of its float.

Habitat for Humanity makes its way down Main Street with its lighted float.

The Medina Transportation Association turned a 15-passenger bus into a pirate ship as part of their float.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Dancing Derrick Bradley was part of the Weed Man display from Albion.

The Master Gardeners joined the parade with a “Hoe, Hoe, Hoe” themed float.

The Abominable Snowman was one of the stars of the Roberts Farm Market float.

One of the fire trucks has a giant glowing Mickey Mouse at the back as it heads down Main Street through a big crowd in downtown Medina.