The New Beginnings Fellowship float is the winner of the 2019 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade held Saturday night on Central Avenue as part of the annual WinterFest festivities in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos Medical Center float is first runner-up of the 2019 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Allure Hair and Nail Studio in Central Park Square is second runner-up of the 2019 Holiday Lights Parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The 2019 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade drew a large crowd Saturday night to downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos MainStreet News:
The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, with a “Whoville on the Hill” theme, took place Saturday evening along Central Avenue.
Judges included The Cricket Window owner Rachel Hensen, Fleur de Lys owner Marcel Remillieux and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson. The trio judged more than 30 entries from local businesses and organizations on their effort, creativity, theme portrayal. Morrie Pongratz served as parade announcer.
Judges gave top honors to the New Beginnings Fellowship float, which was “an upbeat look at Whoville on the Hill!” According to New Beginnings Fellowship, they are a family-centered church where they discover life together. They encourage the community to be part of their family at 9 a.m. Sundays
Runners-up were Los Alamos Medical Center, followed by Allure Hair and Nail Studio in Central Park Square.
The 10 Small Business Saturday Blue Bucks Raffle winners also were announced during the parade by President Liddie Martinez of the Los Alamos Region & Director of Community Engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Blue Bucks winners will be notified and can pick up their prizes starting Monday at Enterprise Bank & Trust, the promotion sponsor. Prizes range from gift bags filled with local gift cards, to cash prizes starting at $250, to a grand prize winner of $1,000.
Los Alamos WinterFest festivities continue through today. For more details and a full downloadable schedule of WinterFest activities, visit www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com/Events/WinterFest.
Los Alamos MainStreet would like to extend a sincere thanks to the 2019 WinterFest sponsors, Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, and Del Norte Credit Union, as well as our judges and announcer
Judges for the 2019 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade from left, Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson, Parade announcer Morrie Pongratz and judges, The Cricket Window owner Rachel Hensen and Fleur de Lys owner Marcel Remillieux. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Hill Stompers Band is always a crowd favorite. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Century Bank enters a festive float in the parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Spectators receive holiday candy during the parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com