Saturday, December 8, 2012


Oh my goodness! What a great day we had today. Tomorrow is the last day of our annual Holly Dickens Festival and it will be hard to top today.
We went into town early this morning to watch the "Run Like The Dickens" and the runners and walkers were right in the spirit of things - all 1300 of them!
Some of them even ran in costume!
Zanie Janie stood in her doorway cheering them on!
Our handsome grandson, Gannon, came to help in whatever way he could.
WNIC radio station was there to "M.C." the parade.
Acting Police Chief Mike Storey was at the intersection awaiting the parade.
The Holly High School Band always puts everyone in the mood for a parade.
Oh boy, here comes the festival volunteers and characters.
It wouldn't be a festival without them!
Our family of the year went to Bill and Robin Walters!
Daughter Ashley's 4-H group - Blue Ribbon Rabbit and Cavy Club - had a great float!
Granddaughter Abbey is at the top - the reigning Oakland County Rabbit Princess.
Son-in-law Tony drove the float with some help from granddaughter Lucy.
We had a live reindeer for the children to pet after the parade. Abbey and Lucy spent the night last night and we watched the movie "Prancer". Lucy thought Prancer really came to town!
And Santa came along with him!
The First Baptist Church had a live nativity and handed out free chili and "birthday" cake.
Gannon helped Katie run the turkey bowling all afternoon.
The Sweet Adelines shared their beautiful voices.
And Dan Hayes was as fantastic as ever, singing in Zanie Janie's! It was so much fun and we still have one more day. Thanks to friend Debbie for working in the shop today and sharing in the festivities. Time to get some "shut eye" before our last day of the season. Until next time...


  1. Dawn that parade looks awsome!! Lucy is so darn cute.
    Last day and you two can start to rest up and catch up. Great job!
    I will call you tonight.

  2. Fun,fun times!Love the wonderful pics,thanks for sharing!Hugs,Jen

  3. What a wonderful time you all must have had! Our little town of Marine City had our Maritime parade and Holidays on Broadway..but no pics..had to work. Take care, Janice