The annual Parade of Lights and Small Business Saturday event was held in Stanley on November 24th.

The event included a vendor and craft show, which was held at the Stanley Elementary School.

Highlights from the event:

Over 30 local crafters and vendors attended the event as well as a local photographer that offered Christmas mini sessions.

Food was also provided by the Stanley Blue Jay Cheerleaders.

Kids participated in the scavenger hunt which took them to local businesses to pick up the pieces of their ornament.

Six local businesses also provided free crafts for the kids to do while their parents shopped.

Allen & Debbie Lund gave free rides in their horse drawn carriage during the afternoon.

The parade kicked off at 6 pm with 21 entrants whom traveled along Main St and 6th Ave showing off their lighted entries.

MBI took first place with their tanker trailer all lit up with tons of lights.  City Hall came in 2nd with their gingerbread house with Border Plains Equipment coming in at 3rd place with the reindeer hanging from the booms of their sprayer.

The Lund’s were the People’s Choice winner with their horse carriage entry.  A few downtown businesses stayed open late during the parade for some late night shopping and the Stanley Boy Scout troop was busy selling hot cocoa in front of Dakota Drug.

All in all, it was a busy and successful Small Business Saturday in Stanley.  Thank you for everyone for supporting our local community.

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