The New Beginnings Fellowship float took first place Saturday at the Whoville On The Hill themed 2019 Los Alamos Lights Parade. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet
The Los Alamos Medical Center float took second place in Saturday’s Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos Mainstreet
Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as several children rode on the Los Alamos Medical Center float which took second place in the Los Alamos Mainstreet Holiday Lights Parade. Photo Courtest Los Alamos Mainstreet
Allure Hair and Nail Studio’s float was awarded third place in Saturday’s holiday lights parade. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos Mainstreet
The crew from Allure Hair and Nail Studio Saturday in their amazingly creative costumes at the Los Alamos Mainstreet Holiday Lights Parade. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos Mainstreet
A team from Enterprise Bank & Trust was on hand Saturday evening during the parade to announce the 10 Small Business Saturday Blue Bucks Raffle winners. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet
Judges for the parade were, from left, Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson, Rachel Henson, owner of The Cricket Window, and Marcel Remillieux, owner of Fleur de Lys. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet
It wouldn’t be a parade in Los Alamos without announcer Morrie Pongratz. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos Mainstreet
The Hill Stompers, the award-winning, jazzy band formed in Los Alamos, plays at Saturday’s Los Alamos Mainstreet Holiday Lights Parade. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos Mainstreet
Judges gave top honors in the Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade Saturday to the New Beginnings Fellowship float, which was “an upbeat look at Whoville on the Hill. Photo Courtesy Los Alamos MainStreet
MAINSTREET LOS ALAMOS NEWS
The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, with a “Whoville on the Hill” theme, took place Saturday evening along Central Avenue downtown.
Rachel Hensen, owner of The Cricket Window, Marcel Remillieux, owner of Fleur de Lys, and Los Alamos County Councilor James Robinson, judged the 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 on Sundays at 9 a.m.
Runners-up were the Los Alamos Medical Center, followed by Allure Hair and Nail Studio.
The 10 Small Business Saturday Blue Bucks Raffle winners were also announced during the parade by Liddie Martinez, President of the Los Alamos Region & Director of Community Engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Winners will be notified and can pick up their prizes at Enterprise Bank & Trust, the promotion sponsor, starting on Monday. Prizes ranged 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 tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 8. 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.
Los Alamos MainStreet is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.
The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.