Christmas Lighted Parade in Atlantic
(Atlantic) The Christmas Spirit filled the air at The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas-lighted parade on Saturday night. A large crowd lined Chestnut Street, braved the cold, and watched the colorful floats slowly cruise down Main Street, signifying why Atlantic is Travel Iowa’s number one destination to celebrate Christmas for the second consecutive year.
Atlantic Executive Chamber Director Bailey Smith.
Dr. Matt Weresh served as the Grand Marshal. Dr. Weresh earned the title of Grand Marshall for raising the highest amount of money and food items for the Annual Scrooge contest’s food pantry fundraiser. Weresh, with Cass Health, along with Jeff Gude of First Whitney Bank and Trust, Joyce Wieser and Lori Blum of Brown’s Shoe Fit, and Dave Fredriksen of Hy Vee raised a record $29,460.00, and 816 food items.
Awards were given for Best Overall, Best Holiday Spirit, and Twinkle-Twinkle award. The winners will be announced on Monday. An entire video of the parade is posted below.