Midcoast Lens: Festival of Lights Parade 2012

By Bane Okholm | Nov 24, 2012
Photo by: Bane Okholm The Festival of Lights parade rolls to a stop on Rockland's Main Street Nov. 24. The street remained closed for float judging until 8 p.m.

Rockland — The annual Festival of Lights parade was held Saturday, Nov. 24. According to Rockland Main Street, Inc. Executive Director Lorain Francis, People's Choice Float was awarded to the Girl Scouts, who were celebrating that organization's 100th anniversary.

Courier Publications reporter Bane Okholm can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or by email at bokholm@courierpublicationsllc.com.

A youngster finds a comfy spot on Main St. while waiting for the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A twinkle-light bedecked Rockland police vehicle leads the Festival of Lights parade down Main Street Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A Brooks Trap Mill float cruises down Main Street in Rockland's Festival of Lights parade. Brooks Trap Mill constructs the 152 lobster traps used in the trap tree in Mildred Merrill Park. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The Over the Hill ATV Riders roll along in Rockland's Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
2012 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Abigail Royer waves to the crowd at the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The Habitat for Humanity gingerbread house float passes the Strand Theatre in Rockland Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Girl Scouts wave from the organization's centennial float, which won the People's Choice Float award in Rockland's Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A U.S. Coast Guard life ring doubles as a wreath during the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" parades down Main Street during the Festival of Lights parade. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
A 1964 Chevrolet pickup is the float for Shepard Motors in the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Habitat for Humanity float-goers wave to the crowd as the Festival of Lights parade circles around for its second pass Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Floats roll slowly along Rockland's Main Street in the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Guitar players for the Midcoast Christian Academy float rock Main Street in the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The flagship vehicle for the recently renamed Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County dons special ears for the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The float for the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County holds fast to its vehicle's tail Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
An angel looks serene amid the winter chill during Rockland's Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Classic vehicles intersperse more newfangled floats at the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Humans aren't the only ones dressed for the occasion at Rockland's Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The U.S. Coast Guard float comes to rest on Rockland's Main Street during the Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Rudders secured with twinkle lights aren't an uncommon sight in Rockland's Festival of Lights parade Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The 1964 Chevrolet pickup driven for Shepard Motors parks on Main Street Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Santa stops for a photo with one of the youngest parade-goers during the Festival of Lights Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
Onlookers disperse after the Festival of Lights parade in Rockland Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
The Maine Lobster Festival's float watches over Main Street in Rockland Nov. 24. (Photo by: Bane Okholm)
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