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Parade of Lights, fireworks bring big crowd to Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2016 at 10:50 pm

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Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Fireworks burst in the sky in this photo from Main Street in Medina at about 6 p.m., just before the eighth annual Parade of Lights.

There were 34 entrants in the parade that started at the Olde Pickle Factory on Park Avenue and concluded in downtown Medina.

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Matt C.M. Contracting , the reigning grand champion the previous three years, created a self-propelled float with a Christmas tree surrounded by presents. Matt C.M. Contracting owner Matt Mundion called this year’s float, “The Night Before Christmas.” He was inside the tree, steering the float down Main Street.

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Weedman participants, owner Ken Bieber and Dancing Derrick Bradley, wave to the crowd.

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The Shelby Volunteer Fire Company created a display with a message warning people to not overload their outlets this holiday season.

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The Orleans County Christian School urged people to “Pray For Our Troops” and not forget the sacrifices of soldiers.

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The Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund, which provides financial assistance to Orleans County residents battling cancer, had a float with a message: “Thank you snow much.”

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The Medina Mustang Band played some energetic holiday favorites.

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The Little Bits 4-H Club in Niagara Club wore costumes from several other countries.

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The Albion FFA used 10,000 lights to create this float.

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The Medina FFA created a Christmas scene with a smoky chimney.

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The Roy-Hart FFA had a Minion on its float.

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Catherine Cooper, director of the Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, served as grand marshal of the parade.

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Hands 4 Hope, a street ministry based in Albion, was part of the parade for the first time today.

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The Lyndonville Fire Department had a Teddy Bear Santa on the back of its fire truck in the parade.

Orleans Hub will post more pictures Sunday of the parade.

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