Montgomery Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Montgomery is once again getting in its festive spirit for the holidays! Here is the 27th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Program, which will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The parade will take place along 1st Street in Historic Downtown Montgomery starting at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks display will be on the south end of 1st Street South. This year the Torchlight Parade & Fireworks committee also has a collectible souvenir button available. For those who make a free will donation, you will receive a button to help fund this great community event! Stay tuned for more details or better yet LIKE them on Facebook!
The committee will once again be holding a medallion hunt and a holiday lighting contest, where local businesses and residents will be judged on their holiday displays. Residents will be judged on Best Christmas Theme, Best Use of Lights, and Most Unique and the Business Community will be judged on Best Display. Registration is required for the holiday lighting contest. Registration forms are available at CornerStone State Bank, Frandsen Bank & Trust and Mackenthun's Fine Foods or download it here!
The Montgomery Area Community Club would like to thank each of the Torchlight Committee Members for their amazing job along with their many volunteers! Thank you to Jake Keohen, Don and Neaner Kriha, Chuck and Anita Rynda, Pam and Larry Edel, Jenny Anderson, Megan Brockway, Carrie Rynda, Ken Pavek and Tony Jelinek!
Become a Sponsor
Consider becoming a Sponsor for the 27th Annual Torchlight Parade and Fireworks celebration! Learn more about the sponsorship program here and if you have questions, please feel free to contact us!
Support our sponsors! Without them this event would not be possible!
Gold Sponsors: Suel Printing, Montgomery Knights of Columbus #1573, Seneca Foods Corp., CornerStone State Bank, TI-Zack Concrete, Inc., Frandsen Bank & Trust, Le Sueur County Mounted Sheriff's Posse, Lonesome Loon Furniture & Upholstery, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, Montgomery Sportsmens Club, and Todd's Auto Parts - NAPA
Silver Sponsors: Montgomery Family Dental, Montgomery Brewing Co., Mayo Clinic Health System, Franek Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Tom & Ann Gregor, Herrmann Drug, R & R Metalworks, Inc. / Montgomery Car Wash, RES Specialty Pyrotechnics, KCHK/KRDS Radio, Steele Waseca Co-op Electric, Montgomery Garden Club, Happy Hour Bar, Casey's General Store, White Front, Chuck & Anita Rynda, Kriha Electric, LLC, Montgomery Lions Club, Odenthal Meats, Subway of Montgomery, Barnett Brothers Inc., Wheatland Twin-Lakes Sportsmen Club, Gary & Lynn Heinzig, and Montgomery Fire Department
Bronze Sponsors: Hoefs Dairy, Edina Realty, Havel Land Improvement Inc., Keller Williams Preferred Realty, Pam Edel - Edina Realty, Lucky 4-H Club, Edel's Meat Market, John Grimm, Hawk & Sue, Erin Transport, Rustic Farmer, Mark & Sharon Turek, Generation Home and Building Center, Hruby Rentals, Pizzeria 201, Dvorak Accounting & Tax LLC, Dr. Geoff Iverson DDS, Stasney Renovations, Edel Mobile Repair, Marek Law Office, Sons of the American Legion, Stadstad Plumbing & Heating, Montgomery Red Hats, Tony Simon Construction, Don & Neaner Kriha, House of Insurance Agency, Inc., Mackenthun's Fine Foods, McGuire Landscaping, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Richard C. Lea, Attorney at Law, Zeke's Lawn Mowing, Montgomery Auto Repair, Flicek Insurance Agency of Montgomery, Inc., J.R. Rynda Century Farm, Wayside Liquor, OAM Food-N-Fuel, Montgomery American Legion Post #79, David Richter Pioneer Seed, Palace Bar & Grill, Tim & Megan Brockway, Stasney Electric, Next Chapter Winery, Posy Floral & Gifts, LaNette's, Franke's Bakery, Blaze Trucking, LLC, Warnemunde Law Office, and Royal Comfort, LLC/Dean Stasney
Holiday Sponsors: Doherty Staffing, Bisek Interiors, Bisek Steam & Clean, Neil Vlasak Trucking & Farms, Budin Building, Family Furniture, Daryl & Cindy Curtis, Degree of Honor, Ed & Jean Keogh, Holicky Bros. Trucking, Ruhland Electric, Linda Hagel/Pincurls Salon, K.R. Monty Bar & Hotel, Inc., Pla Mor Lanes Recreational Center, Roots on Oak Salon, Montgomery Golf Course, Quilters Dream, Main Street Barber, St. John Lutheran Church Youth and Jake & Kay Keohen
In Kind Sponsors: Bisek Properties, LLC, Joni Tikalsky, Center Stage Dance/Snap Fitness, City of Montgomery and College City Beverage.
Button Design Winner
Congratulations to Max Budin, the 2018 Button Design Winner! The committee allows any 4th grade student within the Tri-City United School District to submit their design for a chance to be chosen.
2012 Button Winner - Macy Jamerson
2013 Button Winner - Charlotte Houn
2014 Button Winner - Abby Rutt
2015 Button Winner - Joey Callahan
2016 Button Winner - Megan Odenthal
2017 Button Winner - Kaytlyn Miller
2018 Button Winner - Max Budin
2019 Button Winner - Corinne Skluzacek
The Torchlight Parade & Fireworks committee sent out permission slips to ALL the 2nd graders who attend either Montgomery Elementary or Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School for an opportunity to be chosen as the Grand Marshals. One lucky girl and boy were randomly chosen for the honor. Previous winners include:
2012 Grand Marshals - Elie Sladek & Cole Franek
2013 Grand Marshals - Ana Stasney & Ethan Huber
2014 Grand Marshals - Addison Houn & Jacob Cihak
2015 Grand Marshals - Emily Kuchinka & Isaak Worm
2016 Grand Marshals - Trista Gessler & Brayden Siebsen
2017 Grand Marshals - Alice Trcka & Ty Smith
2018 Grand Marshals - Eydie Fleek & Ty Wohlers
2019 Grand Marshals - ??? & ???
For more information on being a sponsor or having a parade unit contact Anita at (507) 364-5743 or Neaner at (507) 364-5408.