Mesquite’s Fourth Annual Parade of Lights was held on Dec. 5. The chilly weather didn’t seem to deter one Mesquite resident; Mesquite Blvd. was as packed as you’ll ever see it for a parade.
This annual fundraising effort is for both the Salvation Army and the Virgin Valley Food Bank. Entrants into the parade collect a large amount of non-perishable food items to donate as their entrance fee.
On the night of the parade the boy and girl scouts push shopping carts along the street so spectators who enjoy the parade can also donate if they choose.
The Mesquite Police Department loves to participate in this annual activity and so far has taken the trophy for collecting the most food for the event.
Last year, thanks to generous donations from local community members and local businesses, the Mesquite Police Department was able to win the canned food contest by collecting thousands of pounds of canned food! This year was even better than the last.
The results aren’t in yet but they are expected to be announced at a future City Council Meeting.