Fantasy of Lights 2016 – thank you to all involved!
Fantasy of Lights 2016 is in the books and was an astounding success, even as the evening rain came down. Thousands of residents and spectators lined Grand River to cheer on 5K participants and to enjoy the lighted parade, complete with floats, marching bands, animal groups, Clydesdale horses and of course, Santa Claus.
Fantasy of Lights is an enormous event to prepare for and the Howell Chamber of Commerce Foundation would like to thank the Fantasy of Lights committee, all of our sponsors, volunteers, City of Howell Police Department, Fire Department and DPW and all of the area businesses who took part as well.
“Thanks to all who were part of the parade,” said Fantasy of Lights Director Michelle Tokan. “All of the floats, marching bands and units were spectacular, and helped brighten the city up for the holiday season.”
The annual Fantasy of Lights holiday event is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Major sponsor is Cobb-Hall Insurance. Supporting sponsors are Blue Care Network of Michigan and Citizens Insurance.
2016 Fantasy of Lights Parade award winners announced:
Thousands enjoyed the 33rd annual Fantasy of Lights in downtown Howell on November 25. Awards were presented to the parade entries listed below.
Grand Marshal Award – Citizens Insurance
Cobb-Hall Insurance Major Sponsor Award – First National Bank
Mayor’s Award— Livingston Prospects
Best Decorated Vehicle – American Legion Riders
Best Use of Lights Award – Bordine’s
Children’s Delight Award – Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Best Use of Music – Re/Max Platinum
First-timer’s Award – Pardiac Towing & Recovery
Most Unique Award – Amerigas
Parade Committee Award – Livingston County Sheriff Department Explorers
Spirit of Christmas Award – ITC
Best Animal Entry – Motown Working Alaskan Malamutes
Razzle Dazzle Award – Hartland Area Fire Department
Founders Award – First Presbyterian Church of Howell