Louie the Laker, Laker cheerleaders and a large Grand Valley contingent of marchers helped Holland bring in the holiday season November 27 during the city's annual Parade of Lights.
Coordinated by staff members at the Meijer Holland Campus, the Grand Valley parade entry was highlighted by a car lit with blue and white lights. D.J. Potter, who heads technical support for the Meijer Campus, said the car, even with lights, used less energy than a 60-watt light bulb.
It was the first time Grand Valley entered the Parade of Lights, and a night of several firsts. International student Ngong Chia Carlson, from Cameroon, West Africa, marched and said it was the first time he experienced such a parade. It was also the first parade for Anne Hiskes, new dean of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies.