The Clearwater County Chamber of Commerce would like to give thanks and recognition to everyone who contributed to making the annual Old Fashioned Lighted Parade & Orofino Christmas Festival a success!
Lighting Committee: Terri Kiele/US Bank, Ashley Steinbruecker/CVH & Chamber President, Michael Hunter/Inland Cellular & Chamber Board, Malia Erlewine/LCCU & Chamber Board, Emily Simmons/LCCU, Matt Sartine/Edward Jones Investments. Along with additional help with lighting from OJSHS Seniors Ashley Lee & Matt Caster, Lee Lira/P1FCU, Ian Stemrich/Best Built Builders Supply, Dan Lambert/Ziply Fiber, Adam Ott/ITD, Dave Holland/Debco Construction, Kiona Rogers/ID State Park Dworshak, Idaho Youth Challenge Academy Cadets, Dan Kiele, Cody Steinbruecker, Jared Erlewine and Caleb Murphy. Special thanks to Chad Steinbruecker of Avista Utilities, with Mike Thomas and Mike Knight for hanging the Cannon Park Christmas Tree lights and all the wreaths and snowflakes throughout town! The parade was organized by Lewis Clark Credit Union Orofino and Malia donated the Ronatta’s cookies for treats at the festival. LCCU also decorated Heritage Plaza! Sponsorships were made by SJX JetBoats, Sandy River Marketing, Orofino Physical Therapy & Wellness, Nancy Greene, Audry Steiner and OCI. Additional donations were made from Julia Irby and Tim McTevia.
Our appreciation to CJ Thompson of KLER for announcing, Savanna Simmons/Hair by Savanna, Lenne Bonner/CVH, Bobbi Jo Brown/P1FCU for volunteering to judge our parade and Beauty by Design for the office space for our judging. ID Dept of Corrections Orofino Honor Guard led by Jason Lichti heading the parade. Orofino Police Dept for providing traffic safety and street closure, City of Orofino Public Works help with park utilization, Orofino Fire Dept for providing Santa’s ride and the Elves who helped Santa. Our very own special Santa, Mr. Howey’s OJSHS Choir and Kaia Romero Photography. The LDS Church members with Andrew Scott and Michelle Lanman for the Live Nativity in the park. Scott Roughton of the TLC Foundation for the addition of the Ferris Wheel and photo cutouts to enjoy. And to our Grand Clauses, Clay & Ellie Hesson who we were proud to honor to represent our event, thank you!
This event would not be possible without the help of these great members of our community who are willing to volunteer their time and talents to make this all happen! If you would like to see this event continue, please contact the chamber to sign up to be on the committee for next year.