UW-Green Bay Parade Committee takes home Grand Marshal’s Award for ‘most original, non-profit’ | Float represented all four campuses

Holiday Parade float passes the Brown County Courthouse

The UW-Green Bay Parade Committee did it again… The group was presented with one of the handful of awards given at the 38th Annual Prevea Holiday Parade. It was the sixth award for the committee, this time for “most original, non-profit float.” Floats are expected to follow an annual theme—this year’s was “Oh Christmas Tree.” UW-Green Bay’s specific theme was “Education is evergreen.” The parade was televised live on NBC26 and announcers read this description as the float passed the television cameras:

“While Christmas Trees are often a focal point of the holiday season, UW-Green Bay reminds us that ‘education is evergreen.’ Lifelong learning has long been a focal point of the University, which now has locations in Marinette, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and of course, Green Bay. Exploring UW-Green Bay’s “Christmas forest” are people representing the many stages of learners—from Phuture Phoenix program that inspires local fifth-graders to attend college someday, to the Lifelong Learning Institute that provides hundreds of classes to retirees…along with a few others along for the ride.”

Floats are judge on:

  • Beauty—Awarded for the float that is the most colorful, attractive, elegant, graceful or picturesque in its category.
  • Originality—Awarded for the float that is the most independent and creative in thought or action with qualities
  • Theme Portrayal—Awarded for the float that portrays this year’s parade theme to the greatest degree in its design and presentation.

Downtown Green Bay Inc. hosts the annual event, and more than 50 entires took part in the beautiful morning as thousands of people lined the streets. It was the 38th Annual Prevea Holiday Parade together on November 19th, 2022.

UW-Green Bay’s partners in the Lifelong Learning Institute, UW-Green Bay athletes and members of Phi Kappa Phi handed out candy to eager children. UW-Green Bay’s Hip Hop team followed behind and entertained the crowd.

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Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade 2021

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication


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