ST. GERMAIN - Ringing in the holiday season can be a special time of year for families.
Many towns across the Northwoods will be decorating and lighting up the streets.
One community hopes neighbors will get together for a new way to celebrate this year.
St. Germain will be hosting its first-ever holiday light parade Saturday.
Local clubs and businesses will show off their creative floats.
Shoppers can see what the community has to offer on Small Business Saturday during the morning and stay for the evening parade.
"All of our floats and entries are going to have noise makers and jingle bells and lights and music, and it's going to be a really nice festive parade," said Judy Jurries, event coordinator for the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce.
The community hopes the parade will be the start of a new yearly tradition for families.
A Jingle Bell 3K run and walk is already being planned for next year.
The celebration will also be a chance to get into the spirit of giving.
The St. Germain and Lakeland ATV Club members will push shopping carts along the parade route to collect food donations.
"I guess we feel honored to be able to do this along with the Lakeland ATV club, seeing a couple different groups get together to basically be able to collect food for some needy families in the area," said Mike Musiedlak, President of the St. Germain ATV Club.
The parade gets started from Paul's Rent-All at 5 p.m. Saturday. It ends at the St. Germain Fire Department with a special visit from Santa.
|Story By: Anthony DaBruzzi