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Corunna Parks & Recreation Commission and Festival of Trees Committee

11:12 am

Independent Editor,

   The Corunna Festival of Trees held in McCurdy Park’s Community Center was sponsored by the Corunna Parks & Recreation Commission and Festival of Trees Committee, with the generous assistance from community individuals, groups, schools and their staffs, city of Corunna staff, businesses and commission members.

   Thank you to the following for making Corunna’s 26th Annual Festival of Trees an enjoyable, family, fun-filled success:

   Committee and commission members, volunteers, city of Corunna staff and the Argus-Press for the coloring contest, Community Center decorations, Breakfast with Santa and the Christmas Craft Show.

   The lighted outside luminaries were sponsored by Advanced Air Technology, Al and Shauna Bayless, Corunna Mills, Corunna VP Inc., Dave and Sheila Stone, D&D Trucking, Dort Federal Credit Union, Forterra Brick, Heritage Acres, Jana Kurrle, Johnny V’s, Katie Stawara, Little Caesars, PFCU, Main Street Pizza, Precision Electric, Randall and Sally Granger, Rick Kingsbury Agency, Richard and Margaret Waters, Signature Ford Lincoln, SLH Metals and South 401.

   The Parade of Lights was sponsored by the Corunna Downtown Development Authority, with assistance provided by the city of Corunna, volunteers and the Corunna Police Department.

   Decorated trees were sponsored by Main Street Pizza, Tom and Angie Snell, C2AE (Corunna engineering firm), Corunna Fourth of July, Alliance for Drug Free Shiawassee, Corunna Downtown Development Authority, Riverview Dental, Heritage Acres Veterinary Services, Community District Library Friends of Corunna, Tyler Land Contracting, Nemeth Trucking & Excavating, Jackson Trucking, Community District Library staff in Memory of Joe DeCaire, and Joseph and Patricia Spaniola.

  As well as Tony and Kim Spaniola, Signature Auto Group (three trees), Jazzercise, Custom Building & Trim, PFCU, Curb Appeal, Curwood Festival, Richard Burlingame, LeValley Realty, Shiawassee Family YMCA, Rivals Taphouse & Grill, Meijer, Time for Flowers, Griffin Insurance Agency, Mid Michigan Monument, Relay For Life, Memorial Healthcare Hospice, Corunna VFW 4005, BJ’s Fine Foods, Rich Gold and Mary Spaniola-Gold, Barbara Davis and Sandra Sheridan.   Thank you!

   Wonderful theme decorations were made by Corunna Middle School 4th-grade (Ms. Brieger), Nellie Reed Elementary Pre-First (Ms. Bauman), Corunna Middle School Food Service Staff, Elsa Meyer 1st-grade (Ms. Kiesling), Corunna High School Student Council/Advocacy, Elsa Meyer Elementary Food Service Staff, Nellie Reed Elementary Begindergarten (Ms. Boilore), Elsa Meyer Elementary 1st-grade( Ms. TerMeer), Elsa Meyer Elementary 1st-grade (Ms. Judd), and Nellie Reed Elementary kindergarten (Ms. Fanko).

   Also, Nellie Reed Elementary Begingarten (Ms. Burns), Elsa Meyer Elementary 1st-grade (Ms. Richmond), Elsa Meyer Elementary 3rd-grade (Ms. Bowen), Corunna High School (Ms. Villani), Corunna High School (Ms. Lambert), Elsa Meyer Elementary 2nd-grade (Ms. Palasio), Elsa Meyer Elementary 2nd-grade (Ms. Fry), Nellie Elementary Pre-First (Ms. Haycock), Central Elementary kindergarten (Ms. Pauldine), Central Elementary 1st-grade (Ms. Hicks), Central Elementary 1st-grade (Ms. Lumsden), Central Elementary 1st-grade (Ms. Spielman) and Central Elementary 2nd-grade (Ms. Bahm).

   As well as Emerson Elementary 2nd-grade (Ms. Buza), Emerson Elementary kindergarten (Ms. Verlinde and Ms. Sawer), Emerson Elementary kindergarten (Ms. Moreno and Ms. Pajtas), Bryant Elementary 2nd-grade (Ms. Clapp), Bryant Elementary kindergarten (Ms. Davis), Bryant Elementary (Ms. Dodak), Emerson Elementary 2nd-grade (Ms. Crandall), Life in Christ School 3rd- and 4th-grade (Ms. Sims), United Pentecostal Church of Owosso School (Ms. Hanifan), Perry Elementary kindergarten (Ms. Flores), Relay For Life, Memorial Healthcare Hospice, Corunna Sesquicentennial, and Corunna and Owosso international students.

   Evening entertainment was provided by Ed Crawford Ministers Gospel Music, Encore Owosso Middle School, Owosso Madrigal Choir, Owosso A Cappella Choir and Ashley’s Dance Shack.

   Thank you to local media: Argus-Press, Corunna Connection and The Independent. Special thanks to the Doneth Family Hitches Horse & Carriage Rides. Compliments to the Corunna Historical Village Commission’s wonder land of lights! Much appreciation to all.

Corunna Parks & Recreation Commission

Festival of Trees Committee

Corunna Parks & Recreation Commission and Festival of Trees Committee was last modified: January 28th, 2020 by Karen Elford