Corunna Festival of Trees held in McCurdy Park’s Community Center is sponsored by Corunna Parks & Recreation Commission with the generous assistance from Commission Members, individuals, groups, schools and their staffs, City of Corunna staff, and businesses. Thank you to the following for making Corunna’s 2016 Festival an enjoyable success.
Gratitude to those who donated their time to decorate the Community Center (set up and take down): Barbara Davis, Sheryl Frazier, Joy Graham, Eileen LeCureux, Theresa Pickler, Cindy Sanders, Sandra Sheridan, Carol Spaniola, Millie Taute, Leigh Yerian, Mayor Chuck Kerridge and Jason Yerian.
Volunteers for set up and take down of the park luminaries as well as organizing the Parade of Lights: Angie Fernette, Jacob Trowbridge, Shelly Trowbridge, Izabella Trowbridge, Merilee Lawson, Tim Lawson, Kammi Lawson, Chuck Kerridge, Al Bayless, Shauna Bayless, Theresa Bush, Al Horton and Judy Horton.
Donations for decorations for the trees were sponsored by: Donna’s Reflection’s (three trees), Corunna VFW Post 4005, Corunna DDA, 4th of July Commission, Szakal Farms (two trees), LAFCU, Curwood Festival, Durand Senior Care & Rehab, Meijer (two trees), Riverbend Bowl, Shiawassee Medical Care Facility, Brad and BriAnne Warfle, Heritages Acres Vet Services, Corunna Friends of the Library, Main Street Pizza, JP Kuhanek & Sons Construction, Griffin Insurance Agency, Jazzercise, LeValley Realty, Riverview Dental, Curb Appeal, Property Maintenance, Dawn Levey, and Mid Michigan Monument.
Theme decorations were made by: Corunna Elsa Meyer 1st Grade- Mrs. Kiesling, Corunna Elsa Meyer- Mrs. TerMeer, Corunna Elsa Meyer- Mrs. Shu, Corunna Louise Peacock- Ms. Shears and Mrs. Spencer, Corunna Elsa Meyer- Ms. Judd, Corunna Nellie Reed Kindergarten- Ms. Boilore, Corunna Nellie Reed Kindergarten- Mrs. Brown, Corunna Elsa Meyer 2nd Grade- Mrs. Fry, Corunna Nellie Reed School- Ms. Gustafson and Ms. Hampton, Corunna Louise Peacock Day Care- Mrs. Lindberg, Corunna Louise Peacock Pre-School- Mrs. Lobb, Corunna Louise Peacock Oak Tree Family- Ms. Rumisek, Owosso Curwood Festival Royalty, Owosso Emerson Kindergarten- Ms. Sawyer, Ms. Harkema, Ms. Moreno, Ms.VerLinde, Owosso Bryant School-Mrs. Skym, Owosso Emerson 2nd Grade- Mrs. Buza, Owosso Emerson 2nd Grade- Mrs. Jones, Corunna Middle School- Ms. Kassuba and Ms. Sturgis, Corunna Middle School- Mrs. Herrick, Corunna Middle School 7th Grade STEM- Mrs. Bauman, Corunna Middle School 6th Grade STEM- Mrs. Bauman, Corunna Middle School- Ms. Stoddard, Corunna High School FCCLA Club- Ms. Murphy, Corunna High School FCS- Ms. Murphy, Corunna High School Peer to Peer- Ms. Dasen, Corunna High School Anime/Art Club- Ms. Dasen, and Sycamore
Evening entertainment was provided by: Corunna Middle School Choir, Kim’s Dance Dynamics, Owosso Madrigal Choir, Owosso A Cappella Choir, Ashley’s Dance Shack. Due to the weather the performance of Owosso Catholic Children’s Choir was canceled.
Elf Contest winners: Chloe Boles, Lauryn Harvey, Raygen Jaques, Trenton Jaques, Sadie Kellogg Taylor Throne, Rae Lynn Perez, Elianna Perez, and Keiana White-Lauderdale. Judges were Matt Pickler, Mayor Chuck Kerridge and Theresa Pickler.
Breakfast with Santa workers: Barbara Davis, Sandra Sheridan, Deana Finnegan, Marilyn Daniker, Millie Taute, Mayor Chuck Kerridge, Steve Corey, Jan Ray and Paul Ray. Helpers with Santa’s Store: Rhonda Conine, Kim Nau, Mary Robinson and Leigh Yerian.
Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus for taking time with children and their families to listen to their gift requests, for breakfast, photo opportunities and letters Santa. All 600 Argus coloring contest pictures were posted.
Thank you to the Independent and Argus Press for their support. The extra ordinary lights of the Corunna Historical Village added to the magic of lights in Corunna. Much appreciation to all and to those we may have accidently missed.
Corunna Parks and Recreation Commission