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Guerneville Light Parade winners

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 | Posted by

Guerneville’s spectacular Holiday Light Parade this year featured some 40 floats thatshone in varying degrees of brilliance and imagination. The floats all paused for inspection in front of the reviewing stand, and were announced and introduced by Valerie Hausmann, past winner of a Spirit of Sonoma Award and head of the Sacred Studies Institute.

A long-time community booster  and radio host on KGGV 95.1 FM, Hausmann did an excellent job filling in with spontaneous commentary whenever there were momentary gaps or delays, like when the antique fire engine  ran out of gas (according to its owner), directly in front of the viewing stand.



Just in case anyone would like to know which floats in Guerneville’s December third light parade won in each category, here are the results.

Pat’s Restaurant, First

Ladies Leisure Society, First

Guerneville 5 & 10/Sonoma Nesting Co., Third
King’s Sports, Second
The R3 Hotel, First

Floats-Youth Group
STARS Preschool, First

Float-Service Group
Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, First
Guerneville Community Church, Second
Mill St. Thrift, Third

Still Buckin’, First
Sonoma Landworks, Second
Flowers Trucking, Third

Fire Truck-Personal
Baxman Fire Co., First

Wendell Joost, Second

Fire Truck-Commercial
Monte Rio Fire District, First
CalFire, Second
Russian River Fire District, Second

Commercial Fleet
PG&E, First

Senior Novelty
Sugar Plum Fairies, First

Misc-Novelty Non Comic
Russian River Jewish Community, First
Bikes with Lights, Second
Shumbhalla Gypsies, Second

Junior Novelty
River To Coast Childrens Services, First

Vince O’Neil, First
Creation Salon, Second

Group of Cars
Northbay PT Cruisers, First

Military Vehicle
Rick DeCarly, First

  • Carin Johnson-Kragler


  • natasha

    Thanks Guerneville! From the Russian River Jewish Community!

  • Victor Schlotzhauer

    Hey, i’m guessing someone here can help me. Although, I was wondering has anyone used this company? I’m just trying to get a bit more info before I call them. From what I can tell there called Interstate Auto Buyers, 16644 W Bernardo Dr #452 San Diego, CA 92127 – (619) 780-2223

    • Stephen Gross

      I haven’t. Why don’t you e-mail the San Diego Better Business Bureau or the Calif. Attorney General’s office and find out if they’ve gotten any complaints about them?

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