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Greater Mankato Young Professionals Present the 2014 Kiwanis Holiday Lights Parade

MANKATO Minn. (November 20, 2014) – The Greater Mankato Young Professionals are proud to present the 2014 Kiwanis Holiday Lights opening day parade on Friday, November 28 at 6 pm. This year’s parade festivities include over 25 lighted floats, live reindeer and an appearance by Santa Claus. Jim Graham, Mankato CHS Plant Manager, has been named Grand Marshal. Over 40 members of the Young Professionals have been involved each year in planning and running the parade, which is being held for the third year in a row. 

People attending the parade are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating along the parade route as there will be extremely limited seating in the warming house near the end of the parade. Parking is available near the Sibley Park Ball Diamonds, CHS parking lot on Woodland Avenue or along the neighborhood streets.

The parade begins at the intersection of Rogers Street and Owens Street and continues through Sibley Park concluding near the Sibley Park Pavillion. A parade route map, including designated parking areas, can be found online at kiwanisholidaylights.com/calendar/parade.

A Lighting Ceremony in Sibley Park will be held immediately following the parade. The lights display will open to driving traffic starting at 8 pm on November 28 and will remain open through December 31.     

About the Greater Mankato Young Professional Program
The Greater Mankato Young Professionals program gives young professionals age 21 - 39 an opportunity to engage with one another at learning and social events and through community service and mentoring opportunities.  For more information go to greatermankato.com/young-professionals

About Greater Mankato Growth
Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, GMG advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: Visit Mankato, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center.

Contact: Amy Linde, alinde@greatermankato.com or 507.382.3993



The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership