Winners announced for Parade of Lights

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Matt C.M. Contracting is a repeat grand champion

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Matt Mundion and his giant igloo – The North Pole – was named grand champion in Saturday’s Parade of Lights. Mundion and his business, Matt C.M. Contracting, also won last year for a float with a team of deer pulling a sleigh stacked with presents.

Mundion this time built a framework of wood and attached white fabric on the outside to give an igloo look. He used two of the deer from last year – Rudolph and Dasher – as part of the display.

He also built a door in front so he could see to steer the igloo. He drove a four-wheeler underneath the igloo to travel the parade route.

Mundion is pictured under the igloo with Heather Schrader.

Other winners in the parade include:

Business/Commercial: Weed Man with Dancing Derrick Bradley on top of the float.

Service Organization: Albion FFA, which had a Polar Express themed float.

Not-For-Profit: Medina Band Boosters

Religious: Orleans County Christian School (with a Charlie Brown theme)

Fire Company: Shelby Fire Company

Other groups: Medina School Transportation Department. Pictured include, from left: Rob Dennis, transportation director; and drivers Tina Dennis, Linda Draper, Bonnie Carpenter and Mike Lyons.

Littlest Elf Award (for best design for involving youths and adults): Medina Head Start

Star Award: Bentley Brothers (Laura Bentley fills the snow machine on top of the float)

Community Spirit Award: Waterport float

Santa’s Pick: Habitat for Humanity