Parade Of Lights Praised By Organizers As Results Are Announced
Published: November 28th, 2023

Parade of Lights praised by organizers as results are announced First Place in the Firetruck division in the Norwich Parade of Lights was NFD Ladder #237. More photos on page 10. (Photo by Tyler Murphy)

Dear community,

I don't even know where to begin.

You all went above and beyond this year!

The decorations were spectacular, the enthusiasm was felt and is still felt and still being talked about! All I have heard was how much everyone loved to see the creative work that you all did.

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The themes that kept coming one after another were so impressive. The dances, singing, interactions with the people on the sidelines, animals, blowups, lights, the huge number of people walking with each group. I have never been more impressed.

For a small city we pulled off a parade that cities three times the size of us don't have, and that is because of all of you! I am so lucky to work with all of you, know all of you and I hope you know how much I appreciate all of you.

I hope you enjoyed the parade as much as we all did. I hope your families, friends and coworkers had the best time working together to create this magic for so many, and create a tradition for the new little that had his or her first experience at the Norwich Parade of Lights.

Congratulations to all of you! I will be in touch soon to get your awards to you when they have their names completed. We celebrate each and every one of you every day of the year.

Happy holidays from us, thank you to Chobani for making this day possible and creating an experience and a platform to make this day possible.

Competition was tough but you are all amazing and all deserve to be rewarded.

We love all of you! See you next year! We can't wait to see what's next!

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- Mindy & Tracy Chawgo, Norwich BID


First Place: Donna Frech School Of Dance

Second Place: Galena Growlers Composite Mountain BIke Team

Third Place: Norwich Marching Band


FIrst Place: City Church

Second PLace:Calvary Baptist Church Awana Kids

Third Place:LIberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center


First Place: Charles J. Husted INC.

Second Place:Don Snow Trucking Inc.

Third Place: GoldStar


First Place: NFD Ladder #237

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Second Place: SNB #313

Third Place: Pharsalia #331


FIrst Place: Buckleys Excavating & Landscaping LLC

Second Place: Fab 5

Third Place: Norwich Pharmaceuticals - Alvogen Company


NBT Bank


Unadilla Valley CSD Transportation Dept


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