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Press Release - Holiday Lights Parade

23rd Annual Holiday Lights Parade Winners

Williston, ND, November 27, 2017:  The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce held its 23rd Annual Holiday Lights Parade on Friday, November 24th along Main Street. The parade started at the Chamber, ended at Harmon Park, and featured 33 floats decorated to the theme of Winter Wonderland. The Williston Fire Department carried Santa on a fire truck past over 4,000 parade goers as the finale. Following the parade, Williston Parks & Recreation turned on the holiday lights in Harmon Park.

City Administrator David Tuan, City Commissioner Tate Cymbaluk, and Williston Herald Editor Jamie Kelly, judged the floats on use of lights, originality, and use of theme.

The 23rd Annual Holiday Lights Parade float winner is Prairie Rattlers Motorcycle Club receiving 80 out of 90 points. In 2nd place with 79 points is Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative. Tied for 3rd place are American State Bank & Trust and Williston Home & Lumber with 74 points.

“On behalf of the Chamber, I want to congratulate the winners for their effort in creating such fantastic floats. Thanks to all the businesses that participated, the city police department, fire department, and our volunteers who helped block the roads, we were able to have another very successful parade for the community,” said Janna Lutz, President of the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. “All the businesses went above and beyond to ‘light up’ the parade and they continue to warm my heart.”

Other participating businesses included:
American Engineering Testing Inc, Bethel Lutheran Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Black Magic Harley-Davidson, Border Plains Equipment, Boy Scouts Troop 316/Salvation Army/MDU, Brady Trucking, Chamley Pipe & Salvage, Cherry Creek Media, Entertainment Inc!, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church-Little Lambs Daycare, Halliburton, Handy Andy Nursery, Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Lidvig Family Chiropractic, Meg-A-Latte Coffee House, Model Drive In Cleaners, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Re/Max Bakken Realty, Ryan Motors of Williston, Save the Children Head Start Williston, Shift Services, Sloulin Field International Airport, Torcsill Foundations LLC, Truck Wash Express, Whiting Oil & Gas Corp., Williston Lions Club, and Williston Parks & Recreation