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Close-ups: An award-winning float for UWGB and a ‘Toyful’ and Joyful Christmas to all

Green Bay Holiday ParadeAdd another to UW-Green Bay’s long list of awards. At least for one year, UW-Green Bay holds the 2014 Green Bay Holiday Parade’s Jean Nicolet Award for the float that portrays this year’s theme — Toyland Christmas — to the greatest degree in design and presentation. Not bad for a small group of individuals who worked mostly through lunch hours on a small budget to be in front of up to 20,000 people on parade day.

This year the committee decided on three “Jack-in-the-Boxes” highlighting three of UWGB’s most visible partners — alumni, athletics and the Weidner Center. UW-Green Bay’s message to the community was “Have a Toyful Christmas and a Joyful New Year.” The committee also collected (and used for the float) hundreds of employee-donated toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign.

Thanks to all who contributed time, treasure and talent.

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Details on UW-Green Bay’s participation in Holiday Parade

The 31st Annual AT&T Green Bay Holiday Parade will wind through downtown this Saturday (Nov. 22), starting north on Jefferson from Stuart Street at 10 a.m. sharp. The UW-Green Bay float will appear among the first dozen units. A “Toyland Christmas” themed parade will feature 85 entries including parade grand marshals Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from the Children’s Museum, bands, dancers and three giant balloons. The UW-Green Bay organizing committee is planning a float stuffed with toys for donation to Toys for Tots. There’s still time to give toys…more details.

A reminder: Toys for Tots

A reminder that the UW-Green Bay Parade Committee would appreciate your participation in the Toys for Tots Campaign with donations accepted until noon Friday, Nov. 21. Drop boxes are located in convenient areas around campus and will be emptied each night. The toys serve a dual purpose — to help decorate the float for this year’s Green Bay Holiday Parade theme, “Toyland Christmas,” and to donate to children in need as part of the U.S. Marine Corps’ local Toys for Tots campaign. You can find a drop box (or contact the toy captains) at the following locations:

Dean of Students, Amanda Wildenberg
Student Life/AIC, Tina Tackmier
Library 8th Floor, Kari Moody
Library Plaza, Eric Craver
Rosewood Café, Wood Hall, Jason Willard
Kress Events Center/Athletics, Craig Sandlin
Phoenix Bookstore, Pat Sorelle
Studio Arts, Amanda Wildenberg
CIT, Pat Theyerl
 

Parade Committee asks for Toys for Tots donation

The  31st annual Green Bay Holiday Parade is Saturday, Nov. 22 and once again UW-Green Bay will have a parade entry. Following the theme of “Toyland Christmas” the committee is building three Jack-in-the-Boxes (with guests popping out and greeting the crowd) signifying some of UW-Green Bay’s most visible points of pride — athletics, the arts/Weidner, and its graduates. As a service opportunity, the committee is soliciting toy donations which will be used to help decorate the float and will be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps’ local Toys for Tots campaign following the parade.

Toys for Tots boxes located around campus
Toys for Tots donation boxes are now in convenient locations across campus and will be emptied each day. Only new, unwrapped toys can be used for the program. Please consider a donation for a local child in need and drop a toy at one the following locations before noon on Friday, November 21 or contact one of the parade captains. Anyone wishing to join the parade committee, please contact Sue Bodilly at bodillys@uwgb.edu.

Others are:
Dean of Students, Amanda Wildenberg
Student Life/AIC, Tina Tackmier
Library 8th Floor, Kari Moody
Library Plaza, Eric Craver
Rosewood Café, Wood Hall, Jason Willard
Kress Events Center Athletics, Craig Sandlin
Phoenix Bookstore, Pat Sorelle
Studio Arts, Amanda Wildenberg
CIT, Pat Theyerl

Love a parade? Check out UW-Green Bay float Saturday

UW-Green Bay once again will be represented in the annual Green Bay Holiday Parade, kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 23) and winding its way through the east-side downtown streets. The theme for this year’s event is “A Storybook Christmas,” and your crack University float-building team has been hard at creating an awesome conveyance to fit the bill. For more details, including route map, click here. See you Saturday!