Parade of LightsDecember 6, 2014
Parade of Lights (Taped) on Public Access Channels
MPACT Charter Communications, D & P Communications, Buckeye, Comcast, at 7:00 PM and can be seen on world-wide www.youtube.com/user/MPACTStudio
December 13 at 5:00PM
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Saturday evening festivities begin with a spectacular fireworks display, which can be viewed all through the Village of Ida. Then the Granddaddy of all light parades kicks off featuring 130-illuminated and animated parade entries that light up the entire village for nearly two hours.
Sparkling with thousands of lights, fire trucks, floats, parade balloons, cartoon characters, bands and marching groups join farm implements in lighted displays that entertain an estimated 32,000 visitors year after year.
The parade has attracted entries from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Canada, including national enterprises such as the Keebler Company, McDonalds Restaurants, Culligan Water Conditioning, Emergency Mr. Plumber, Detroit Edison, Dean Foods-Country Fresh Products, UPS, the Aquila & Michigan Gas Company, AM910 Radio Disney, Meijers, the Falun Dafa Parishioners, ITC Holdings Corp., and Anita's Dance Company of Wisconsin.
Personalities who have participated are Jillian Harris star of the 2009 hit reality show competition show "The Bachelorette" and her fiancé Edward Swiderski, Kay Lani Rae Rafko, Miss America 1988; World Champion Boxer, Bronco McKart; Ernie, the Keebler Elf; Detroit Tiger Paws, the Grinch, Louie the Lightning Bug, Big Bird, Ronald McDonald, the National Champion Owl Creek Clydesdales, Cherie, and Radio Disney sensations JUMP 5, Everlife, Joey Page, Savvy and Mandy, and A Cursive Memory, SAVVY-The Wannabes, and Country Music Legends LITTLE TEXAS, and Shelagh Brown.
MPACT and D & P Communications will broadcast the Parade of Lights on cable television and world-wide web beginning Dec. 13 at 5 pm and throughout the Holiday season.
In case of a rain delay the parade will be held on the following day, Sunday, Dec. 8 at the same time.
Indoor storage can be obtained prior to event day on a first come, first serve basis.
To ease the line-up procedure, parade officials will be wearing reflective vests. For your convenience, the school will be open and food vendors will be available. Upon your return to the school parking lot after the parade, please proceed to the very east side of the parking lot to enable incoming floats to return. Parade officials will direct you through the parking lot.
After the parade ends at Ida School, all "lighted" floats and marching units are requested to stay at the school and remain "lighted" for pictures until 10:00 p.m. There have been many requests from visitors and media for non- moving pictures.
Because of large crowds and congested traffic, it is recommended that you car pool and remain at the school after the parade for a time to allow traffic to subside.
The Parade of Lights can be seen in its entirety throughout the Holiday Season beginning Dec. 13 at 7 pm on MPACT Charter Communications Ch 187, Comcast Ch 21, D & P Communications Ch 21, Buckeye Ch 69 and can be seen on world-wide web at www.youtube.com/user/MPACTStudio
Brought to you by KeyBank and produced by MPACT.
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Christmas in Ida
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WHERE IS IDA?
The village of Ida is located in Southeastern Michigan between Monroe, Dundee and Temperance, Michigan. Ida is a rural community with a population of 5000.