NDSU downtown director selected grand marshal for holiday parade

FlakollTim Flakoll, NDSU downtown director of operations and Tri-College University provost, has been selected grand marshal for the 2012 Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. through downtown Fargo-Moorhead.

Local mascots, Thundar from NDSU, Kernel from Concordia College and Scorch and Torch from Minnesota State University Moorhead will serve as honorary ambassador marshals.

Parade sponsors, Xcel Energy and the Downtown Community Partnership, selected the marshals to commemorate Fargo-Moorhead’s local universities. “This is a wonderful way to recognize academic value and partnership within the Fargo-Moorhead community,” Flakoll said. “The Parade, as well as campus representation help show the value of education today and in the future.”

Flakoll will ride in a horse-drawn carriage with his godchild who will be celebrating her 4th birthday.

Xcel Energy partnered with NDSU students to decorate a parade float. “The students bring a tremendous level of energy to downtown, and we thought it would be a great partnership,” said Mark Nisbet, regional principal manager of Xcel Energy.

For the parade route and further details, visit www.downtownfargo.com.

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