All aboard the Phoenix Express: UW-Green Bay holiday parade float is a winner for the fifth time

The UW-Green Bay Holiday Parade float won an award for the fifth time at the 36th Annual Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. This year’s award recognition was the Grand Marshal’s Award for most original float.

While the theme for this year’s parade was Holiday Magic, UW-Green Bay’s parade float committee took inspiration from the popular book and movie, “Polar Express,” and named the float, “The Phoenix Express: Powered by Higher Education.” The concept of the forward moving train represents the forward momentum UW-Green Bay has been experiencing. Staff members spent many hours over their lunch breaks working on the float to represent UW-Green Bay in the parade.

This was the eighth time UW-Green Bay has participated in the Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. Staff and members of their families, students, student athletes, alumni, dance team members and the Hip Hop team participated. The UW-Green Bay team handed out 500 pounds of candy to parade watchers. UW Credit Union and the Weidner Center are the sponsors.

See NBC26 television footage of the parade and watch for the UW-Green Bay float at the 1:05:00 timestamp.

Holiday Light Collection

Holiday Lights RecyclingIn addition to the float, UW-Green Bay incorporates a service project in their parade activities. This year’s project is collecting old holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Don’t forget to donate old holiday lights at the designated boxes around campus. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library second floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library first floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences lounge area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Office of Student Life
  • Near the Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

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Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Holiday Lights Recycling

Recycle holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore

In addition to building a float for the annual Green Bay Holiday Parade, UW-Green Bay’s Parade Committee and the student organization Habitat for Humanity, will be helping to recycle holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Collection boxes will be available this week through mid-January throughout the Green Bay Campus. Committee members hope that the other campuses will join in on the community service event and collect lights for their regional Restore.

Habitat for Humanity Restore accepts any working or nonworking holiday lights. Please don’t throw unused lights in the trash stream. This program runs year-round, but the holiday season is the most sought after time of the year for donations. If you have any holiday lights that you are willing to donate, please consider doing so!

These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library 2nd floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library 1st floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences Lounge Area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Student Life Office
  • Union Ticketing and Information Desk

 

 

Photos and video: We love a parade!

UW-Green Bay loves the annual Green Bay Holiday Parade, especially when it wins an award! Congratulations to the parade committee for this year’s Claude Allouez Award for presentation and performance — it’s fourth esteemed award in five years! This year’s theme was “It’s a Phoenix Christmas, Charlie Brown!” With help from Phlash, UWGB Hop Hop Club, spirit squads and many Green Bay athletes, the float was once again a hit. Thank you to the sponsors, the UW Credit Union and the Alumni Association.

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In honor of the Holiday Parade theme, “Christmas Stories”, the campus community also contributed hundreds of books to be distributed at next year’s local Back to School Store.

Purchase your tickets for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Weidner Center, Friday, Dec. 21.

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Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade 2018

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Book collection

Can you donate just one book?

Please consider donating just one new or very gently-used book this holiday season. Final collection date is Thursday, Nov. 15 and collection bins are located campus wide. Every year the Holiday Parade Float Committee initiates a community-related service project that relates to the parade theme. In honor of this year’s theme, “Christmas Stories,” the Float Committee will be collecting books for local children (to be distributed at the Back to School Store hosted by the Green Bay Campus in summer). The need is for books of kindergarten through middle school reading levels. Please do not donate holiday books. Direct questions to Jena Richter Landers, richterj@uwgb.edu.

Collection locations:
Outside of UW Credit Union, University Union
Office of Student Life, University Union
GBOSS, Student Services
Dean of Students Office, Student Services
Cofrin Library Plaza (2nd Floor), across from the Keurig Station, Cofrin Library
8th Floor Lobby, Cofrin Library
Phoenix Athletics Office, Kress Events Center

 

Parade Float Committee collecting books for Back to School Store

Once again the Holiday Parade Float Committee is preparing to participate in the Green Bay Holiday Parade. The 35th Annual Prevea Holiday Parade will take place Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. In honor of this year’s theme, “Christmas Stories,” the Float Committee will be collecting books for local children. The books will be distributed at Service League Green Bay’s Back to School Store returning to the Green Bay Campus in August 2019. Donate new and gently-used books at the kindergarten through middle school reading level to collection sites across campus. Please do not donate holiday books. Final donation collection will be Thursday Nov. 15. Collection locations posted next week. Please direct questions to Jena Richter Landers, richterj@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay 2017 Holiday Parade Float

About 85 members of the campus community participated in the Green Bay Holiday Parade on Saturday (Nov. 18, 2017). This year, thanks to your generous donations, the committee has collected nearly 500 items — new or gently used hats, mittens, coats, blankets, scarves, socks and jackets (and some beautifully crafted wool mittens) — for those in need. Student-athletes, dance team members, spirit squad members and the the UWGB Hip Hop team participated in the parade. UW-Green Bay’s theme was “Phlashes in Time.” Those watching the parade also made their own memories, posing for photos with members of the UW-Green Bay community. UW-Green Bay parade sponsors were The Phoenix Bookstore, the UW Credit Union, Liberty Mutual and the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association. Official donation count:

202 hats, headbands, earmuffs
145 pair of gloves
47 pair of socks
43 scarfs
23 blankets
22 coats
3 sweaters
1 pair of snow pants
1 pair of adorable little bitty snow boots.

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34th Annual Green Bay Holiday Parade

– Photos by Kimberly Vlies, Marketing and University Communication and parade participants

Watch for UW-Green Bay in the Green Bay Holiday Parade

Could it be a “four-peat?” The UW-Green Bay Parade Committee is gearing up for the Green Bay Holiday Parade this Saturday. The UWGB Parade Committee has taken home a special judges award for three consecutive years. Beyond relishing in the win, the committee takes great pride in celebrating UW-Green Bay with the community. This year, thanks to your generous donations, the committee has collected hundreds of new or gently used hats, mittens, coats, blankets, scarves and jackets for those in need. Student-athletes, dance team members, spirit squad members and the student organization UWGB Hip Hop team are all participating. The overall theme for this year is “Holiday Memories.” UW-Green Bay’s theme is “Phlashes in Time.” NBC 26 is airing the parade, live and commercial free. UW-Green Bay parade sponsors are The Phoenix Bookstore, the UW Credit Union, Liberty Mutual and the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.

 

Reminder: Warm wishes winter wear drive

The UW-Green Bay Holiday Float Committee is collecting new and gently used supplies to help keep the less-fortunate of Green Bay toasty warm during the harsh Green Bay winter. This drive is being conducted in connection with the Green Bay Holiday Parade — Saturday, Nov. 18 — downtown Green Bay. After the parade all donations of warm clothing and blankets will be donated to Green Bay area homeless shelters and services. Please consider donating for UW-Green Bay’s Warm Wishes Winter Gear and Blanket Drive. Donation boxes are available across campus in the Dean of Students Office (Student Services 2000), Office of Student Life (University Union 150), Cofrin Library 7th floor elevator lobby, or the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences office (Theatre Hall 335) and Purchasing. Please consider a donation before Wednesday, Nov.15.