It may not have felt like Christmas Saturday night but it sure LOOKED like Christmas at the  29th Parade of Lights in downtown Grand Junction. Unusually mild temperatures brought record crowds out to see the sights and sounds of "A Fairytale Christmas".

The KOOL Bee was very popular at the Parade of Lights
(Photo by Tom Friemann)

Ed Chandler, Tommy Rocker, Mackenzie Dodge,and I,  along with the KOOL Bee and Shrek and Fiona walked in the parade  with the decorated  KOO-Mobile.

Contrary to a rumor started by local on-air radio personality, Ed was not dressed as Sleepy, nor was I dressed as Tinkerbell. But, we did have a terrific time walking in the parade and greeting folks of all ages along the parade route.
Congratulations to this year's parade winners.

1st Place - Ute Water
2nd Place- Spring Works
3rd Place - Sorter Construction

1st Place- Rockwater & Future Farmers of America
2nd Place - Western Slope ATV Association
3rd Place -  Western Slope Snowmobile Association

1st Place -  Dance Works
2nd Place - Absolute Dance
3rd Place - Central High School Theater

1st Place - Cub Scout Pack #353
2nd Place - Cub Scout Pack #432
3rd Place - Chipeta Elementary