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Collaborative community event, Holiday Extravaganza, turns 40

The show returns to downtown Pontiac in person this year

The Holiday Extravaganza Parade and WinterFUN have announced that they will continue the tradition and return to downtown Pontiac to celebrate its 40th birthdayNS This year on Saturday, December 4th. In association with Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford, and White Lake, the community event brings holiday cheer to families with free activities, gifts and a professional show.

Genisys Credit Union, Lee Industrial, Michigan Works! Continue to support the event as sponsors.

“It is with great pleasure that we are bringing Holiday Extravaganza back to Pontiac this year,” said Linda Zabik, CEO of Holiday Extravaganza. And to celebrate our fortieth birthdayNS Public makes it more special. Being part of a community committed to coordinating all fundraising and organizational needs for all aspects of our beloved show brings us great pride and happiness.”

Involving young people in their community is a goal of the organization. Coloring contests and scholarships are available throughout the season to help students identify creativity and community services.

The Holiday Extravaganza Fran Anderson Make A Difference Scholarship sponsored by Genisys Credit Union will be awarded prior to the show on December 4. It is a $4,000 award split between students from Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Waterford, and White Lake. This year’s scholarship winners are: Brooke Chatman, Avondale High School; Lauren McNair, Waterford Mott High School; Juan Luis Gutierrez, Waterford Mott High School; And Kelsey Hurdows, Lakeland High School.

“Fran Anderson was a dear friend who was committed to making a difference in our community,” Zabik continued. “Her legacy continues by giving each student their time and energy to improve our communities.”

To prioritize the health and safety of members of the community, the parade took place at the palace around the year 2020.

To learn more about the Holiday Extravaganza, WinterFUN, and the Fran Anderson Scholarship for Making a Difference, visit holidayextravaganza.org.



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