Winners named in Medina’s Parade of Lights

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 November 2017 at 5:18 pm

Takeform takes the grand prize for its scene of Medina

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – The winners of the 9th annual Parade of Lights have been announced with Takeform taking the grand prize. The Medina company designs signs and creates architectural graphics for many hospitals and other businesses.

Takeform put its skills on display with its float, which included a scene of Medina on a flatbed trailer. The company receives $500 for first place and a plaque.

Here is the other side of the Takeform float.

“There were so many good ones, it was particularly difficult this year,” said Jim Hancock, the parade chairman. He thanked judges from Pride Pak, the Bank of Castile and Western NY Energy for their work in determining the winning entries.

The other winners will receive $200 and a plaque. They include:

Star Award – Matt CM Contracting for a candy cane themed float

Littlest Elf Award – Cobblestone Girl Scouts

Phoebe Kirby, right, and the Girl Scouts looked like big presents on their float.

Community Spirit Award – Little Bits 4-H Club, which had a Whoville theme. The Albion FFA, pictured in back, also had a Whoville-themed float.

This member of Little Bits waves to the crowd on the parade route.

Santa’s Pick Award – Bentley Brothers, which also had two other units – giant presents on wheels.


Religious – Calvary Tabernacle Church pulled a float with a lighted up cross and a manger scene behind. In back in photo is the Little Bits 4-H Club with their Whoville float.

Not-For-Profit – Knights/Kaderli Memorial Fund

The Knights/Kaderli’s float included a large present. The fund provides assistance to families in Orleans County where a loved one is fighting cancer.

Business/Commercial – Weedman Lawn Care

Service Clubs – Medina FFA, which a theme, “Green Acres is the place for me!”

Fire Company – Lyndonville Fire Company

Other – Orleans County Sheriff’s Dept.

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