ESCANABA - Escanaba's Christmas Parade is set for Friday at 7 p.m. on Ludington Street. The parade participants will assemble at the Civic Center and the parade will travel east on Ludington Street through downtown Escanaba.
The 2012 Christmas Parade Prince and Princess have been selected. The Prince is Jon Jones, 3, son of Keith and Jacquie Jones of Escanaba. He attends Country School House and has two sisters, Bernice, 10, and Hannah, 6.
This year's Princess is Payton Moya, daughter of Jeff and Danielle Moya of Escanaba. She is 6 years old and attends Kindergarten at Lemmer School. She has one brother, Jax, who is 1 year old.
Princess Payton Moya, left, Prince Jon Jones
The young Prince and Princess are the official greeters of Santa
on his arrival to Escanaba, and will serve as the grand marshals of the parade Friday evening. Following the parade, the prince and princess and their families will have a private celebration with Santa.
Parade participants who are taking part in judging are asked to be at the Civic Center by 6 p.m. Judging will start at 6 p.m. in two categories - Youth and Open. First-, second- and third-place cash prizes will be awarded.
The parade line-up is: 1. Public Safety vehicle, 2. Escanaba Public Safety fire trucks, 3. Ford River Volunteer fire trucks with walkers, 4. Escanaba Township Volunteer fire truck, 5. color guard/ Troop 411, 6. All military units, 7. National Guard vehicle, 8. Prince Jon Jones vehicle, 9. Princess Payton Moya vehicle, 10. Blue Army (float with music), 11. U.S. Marine Corp League, Auxiliary, Toys for Tots (float), 12. Garceau Wenick-Kutz Magowan Insurance Agency walkers with vehicle (Disney characters ), 13. H & R Block (float with music), 14. Bud Irving with Chopper, 15. Civil Air Patrol vehicle, 16 .Escanaba High School Marching Band, 17. Escanaba National Honor Society (walkers), 18. Merry Grinchmass/elf (float and walkers), 19. Anderson Tackman & Co. (float with music), 20. Cub Scouts Pack 488 (walkers), 21. Cub Scout Pack 445 (walkers), 22. Cub Scout Pack 411 (float with music), 23. Cub Scout Pack 471 (float), 24. All area Cub Scout walkers, 25. OSF Home Care Services (float with music), 26. Balance Dance Studio (float), 27. Stenberg Brothers (float with music), 28. Escanaba Library and Children's Room (walkers), 29. Team Amanda (float with music), 30. Girl Scout Troop 5078 (float), 31. Girl Scout Junior Troop 5214 (float with music), 32. Girl Scout Troop 5105 and 5239 (float), 33. Girl Scout Troop 5217 (float with music), 34. Girl Scout Troop 5240 (float), 35. All other marching Girl Scout Troops, 36. Christian Park Center (float with music), 37. St. Stephens Church, 38. City of Escanaba (vehicles - grader, loader and dump truck), 39. Holy Name School (float with music), 40. Liberty Tax (float), 41. Allegiance Lube ( vehicle with trailer), 42. Radio Results Network (boom box), 43. Gene's Towing & Recovery (two flatbed trucks), 44. Gladstone High School Marching Band, 45. Freestyle Dance Studio (walkers), 46. Whispering Pines (pickup with hay wagon and music), 47. Family Video (pickup), 48. Bethesda Christian Broadcasting WPFF (float with music), 49. Escanaba Rolling Hellcats (float with music), 50. Knights of Columbus (float), 51. Calvary Baptist Church (float with music), 52. Sunny Brook farm (mules with music), 53. Pit Stop Quick Lube (walkers), 54. Peninsula Federal Credit Union (float with music), 55. Emil LaFave (homemade sleigh with music), 56. Delta Animal Shelter (float with music), 57. Escanaba City Band, 58. fire truck with Santa and Mrs. Claus and helpers.