Friday’s Esky Christmas Parade lineup

ESCANABA – The lineup for Friday’s Escanaba Christmas Parade has been announced. The parade lineup for judging will begin at 6 p.m. in the civic center area. There are two classes of judging – Open and Youth. Floats will be judged on use of the theme (Songs of Christmas), construction, and crowd appeal. First, second and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each class.

The parade will start at 7 p.m. going east down Ludington Street and disbanding at city hall. Participants are invited into the city hall/library commons area for hot chocolate and cookies. This is a new location and parents are asked to pick up their children coming in through the parking lot off of 1st Avenue North. Late entries will be accepted by calling Garceau*Wenick-Kutz*Magowan Insurance office at 789-0900.

The 2013 parade line-up is:

1. Public Safety vehicle

2. Escanaba Public Safety fire trucks

3. Ford River Volunteer fire truck (3) with walkers

4. Escanaba Twp. Volunteer fire truck

5. Masonville Township Volunteer fire truck

6. Color Guard/ Troop 411

7. All military and veteran units

8. National Guard vehicle

9. Prince Logan Fields and Princess Lily Faith Niles

10. U.S. Marine Corp League (float)

11. U.S. Marine Corp League Auxiliary (float)

12. Blue Army (float with music)

13. Garceau*Wenick-Kutz*Magowan Insurance Agency walkers with vehicle (Disney characters )

14. Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union (float w/music)

15. Bud Irving with Chopper

16. Civil Air Patrol vehicle

17. Delta County Amateur Radio Society

18. Escanaba High School Marching Band

19. Escanaba Area Schools (bus)

20. Liberty Tax (float)

21. 2013 Miss Upper Peninsula Teen USA Iris Robara and Miss Upper Peninsula USA Kaylyn Kutchie

22. Gene’s Towing & Recovery (vehicles)

23. Cub Scout Pack 445 (float)

24. Cub Scout Pack 471 (float)

25. All Area Cub Scout walkers

26. Knights of Columbus (float w /music)

27. Team Wireless (vehicle)

28. Escanaba Library & Children’s Room (walkers)

29. Radio Results Network (boombox)

30. Girl Scout Troop 5105 5239 (float)

31. Girl Scout Troop 5230 (float w/music)

32. Girl Scout Junior Troop 5258 (float w/music)

33. Girl Scout Troop 5217 – 5259 -5260 (float w/music)

34. Girl Scout Troop 5245 (float w/music)

35. Girl Scout Troop 5240 ( float w/music)

36. Area Girl Scout Troop walkers

37. Christian Park Center (float w/music)

38. City of Escanaba (vehicles)

39. Holy Name School (float w/music)

40. U. P. Equifest (vehicle)

41. Delta County Great Start Parent Coalition (walkers)

42. Delta County Foster Parents Association (vehicle)

43. Sunnybrook Farm & Friends (horse wagon)

44 .Clyde’s Septic Services (float)

45. Hannahville Indian Community (float w/music)

46. Pit Stop Quick Lube (vehicle)

47 .Escanaba Rollin Hellcats Roller Derby (with music)

48. H & R Block (float)

49. Whispering Pines (pickup with hay wagon/music)

50. Delta County RICC and Friends of Data (bus)

51. Free Style Dance Studio (float w/music)

52. Delta Animal Shelter (float w/ music)

53. Peninsula Federal Credit Union (float w/music)

54. USW Local 2-21 (float w/ music)

55. Willow Creek Cinema (float w/music)

56. Thrivent Financial

57. Horse Crazy 4-H (horses)

58. Escanaba City Band

59. Carriage with Santa and helpers