Festival of Lights Parade draws record crowdFloat winners announced
Rockland — The Festival of Lights Parade drew a record crowd that lined both sides of Main Street in Rockland Nov. 30.
According to Lorain Francis, executive director of Rockland Main Street, Inc. an estimated 2,000 parade watchers enjoyed the festivities.
The event saw more than 25 brightly-lit floats that were judged in several categories.
Receiving awards for their creativity were:
Best Spirit: Girl Scouts Knox Service Unit
Most Lights: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Most Creative Award: Coast Guard Ice Breaker Thunder Bay
Best Business Float: Sogno Salon
Honorable Mention: Fisher Engineering
The entrant with the most canned good donations placed on it was the Girl Scouts, which meant they also received the People's Choice Award.
Courier Publications reporter Beth Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.